Meditation is simply the act of thoughtless awareness. You don’t meditate to think, you meditate to free your mind of thoughts.
I had to have a meeting with my gut to find out what in the world is going on and how can I help? Do you have those types of meetings with your body when something is off?
My first thoughts of meditation was what is this woo-woo stuff / how in the world am I going to be able to sit still and be quiet / I have too much going on to meditate / how is this going to help me. All of this filled my mind, yet I figured it would not hurt to give it a try.
Meditation is essentially the art of focusing your attention. Whether you focus on your breath, a mantra (or scripture) or use visualization; meditation is simply being intentional with your focus.