Meditation can be difficult for most people and most tend to give up after their first attempt at stilling themselves. If you are one of many who thinks you can’t meditate don’t despair. Even a few minutes of quiet time with your eyes closed is beneficial. Just a few minutes! How could something so simple as sitting still for a few minutes with your eyes closed be helpful in any way? The answer is simple. Sitting quietly with your eyes closed forces you to shift your attention from what’s happening outside yourself to what’s happening inside yourself. This simple act automatically places you in a position to not only calm yourself but to solve problems and to connect with your true self. “So what,” you may say, “whenever I turn my attention to what’s happening inside of me all I see is random conflicting thoughts about my day or the problems I have or what I’m supposed to be doing that’s more productive than just sitting.” Again, don’t despair. Once you get beyond the 10 to 20 minute mark you begin to calm even more and this allows your subconscious mind to begin to work in your favor. You don’t have to do anything. Just enjoy the peace that begins to fill you. Don’t go to sleep. Simply feel the peace. Doing a little meditation daily along with moderate exercise, healthy food, and a positive attitude will bring you greater health and happiness. Add meditation to your daily routine.