I have started meditating.
In preparation to start meditating I read some books and other things about it. I ended up settling provisionally on a method in which I set a timer for about 15 minutes and then count backwards from one hundred. I focus myself in the numbers, rooting in the present, and then with each breath slowly count down. If my attention wanders I start over again at one hundred.
The lowest I have gotten to is 98.
But I have done this hundreds of times.
Between 99 and 98 I may even have written this entire blog post in my mind, in tiny pieces.
"No, my darling. We are not writing blog posts. We are seeking presence and peace."