How do you get your mind to stay centered when you meditate? Mine keeps drifting into thoughts?

Mathilde Olsen
All meditation days are different. Continue and you'll see that after a while you arent as botehred by the active mind. As long as you come back to the breath!

Brad Carter
Of course my mind also drifts. The main point here is to let the thought run on your head and watch it, but don't continue the thought. It is like you have a horse and you want to tie it up, but it is restless, so what you have to do is let it roam around but you have a rope around the horse's neck. You slowly reduce the length of the rope and pull the horse towards you, this way the horse is brought into control. Meditation is very similar to this. When you let the thought run on your head, you are allowing it to settle down and the most important thing is not to continue the thought. This way your mind gets into control. Hope that helped. Good luck with meditation!

Clarinda Gomes
During the first few days of learning to meditate my mind wonder many times but during my intro (the woman’s voice that helps prepare your session of meditation) tells us that to acknowledge it and bring our focus back to our breathing. This is what helped me to bring my thoughts back and focus on my soft normal breathing. Now I find it very easy to acknowledge this.

Vanessa Holland
The practice isn’t about eliminating thoughts. It’s about noticing your thoughts and coming back to the present, however long you can stay there before the thoughts come back. And you do it daily so that each time, you’re present for a little bit longer than before, before the thoughts take over. That’s it. It’s about noticing, not controlling.

Anatole Bonnet
Of course my mind also drifts. The main point here is to let the thought run on your head and watch it, but don't continue the thought. It is like you have a horse and you want to tie it up, but it is restless, so what you have to do is let it roam around but you have a rope around the horse's neck. You slowly reduce the length of the rope and pull the horse towards you, this way the horse is brought into control. Meditation is very similar to this. When you let the thought run on your head, you are allowing it to settle down and the most important thing is not to continue the thought. This way your mind gets into control. Hope that helped. Good luck with meditation!

Julia Webb
Of course my mind also drifts. The main point here is to let the thought run on your head and watch it, but don't continue the thought. It is like you have a horse and you want to tie it up, but it is restless, so what you have to do is let it roam around but you have a rope around the horse's neck. You slowly reduce the length of the rope and pull the horse towards you, this way the horse is brought into control. Meditation is very similar to this. When you let the thought run on your head, you are allowing it to settle down and the most important thing is not to continue the thought. This way your mind gets into control. Hope that helped. Good luck with meditation!

Tanise Moraes
Of course my mind also drifts. The main point here is to let the thought run on your head and watch it, but don't continue the thought. It is like you have a horse and you want to tie it up, but it is restless, so what you have to do is let it roam around but you have a rope around the horse's neck. You slowly reduce the length of the rope and pull the horse towards you, this way the horse is brought into control. Meditation is very similar to this. When you let the thought run on your head, you are allowing it to settle down and the most important thing is not to continue the thought. This way your mind gets into control. Hope that helped. Good luck with meditation!

Rick Stephens
I try to focus my gaze on something in the room I’m meditating in to stay focussed. E.g. I focus on my lamp, or note pad. I also try to focus on what the instructor is saying is focus on the breath, literally putting all your focus to that statement. I hope this is helpful 😊

Alexander Christensen
At first is hard, it takes time. Give it a couple of times you will see that it will get easier. Also whenever you lose focus begin to focus on your breathing and that will take you back to where you first started