For the last 4 years, I have been meditating for about 20 minutes a day. If you know me and think that this is how I have always been, you can not be more wrong. Meditation has changed my life for the better.
But enough about me lets talk about people who struggle while meditating.
They struggle because their expectation from meditation is that they want to become a zen master right from the beginning. They want a totally clear mind and when they fail to achieve so, they get frustrated and annoyed and just abandon the process altogether after only a few tries .
The picture above describe how I meditate till today.
For me, the idea is not to get a totally clear mind all the time. The idea is to train my mind to stay still as long as I can, and whenever the mind goes somewhere else bring the attention back to breath without getting frustrated.