Not to meditate because you think you “can’t meditate” or “have too many thoughts,” it’s like saying, “I can’t learn this language because I can’t speak it.”
When you sit down for meditation, your goal should not be to completely eliminate your thoughts – this is a state that at some point spontaneously sets in, but you cannot force it.
The only thing you can do is sit down and practice in a concentrated way, to go to meditation. This motivation is the only thing that counts! It’s the exercise you’re immersed in.
Having a lot of thoughts doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong
If you have a lot of thoughts, it doesn’t mean you’re failing in meditating, it just shows you that you’re starting that day at a point where you have a lot of thoughts. Personally, I would even say that you are already meditating. You recognize in meditation (looking inward) your own agitate and it becomes the object of your concentration.
At this point, it is important to engage without evaluation and without attachment, to accept one’s and his thoughts as they are at the moment and simply to practice concentration. Through this effort alone, you will be able to feel the positive effects of coming to rest.
Continuous practice allows more and more frequent moments of immersion
With the exercise, your thoughts will become flatter and flatter. In other words, they will continue to lash out at you all the time, but you will no longer immerse yourself so deeply in them – you will no longer be able to take them so hard, but will be able to accept them and let them pass by again.
Finally, thoughts come less often, until you finally enjoy longer moments of calm, immersion and clear in-you-looking.
Every moment of spiritual rest is then like a single drop. As the moments multiply, the drops become more and more connected and eventually become an even flow. The positive effect of meditation does not only unfold when you have reached this “goal”, but is already shown all the way there.