In an attempt to work on both physical and mental health I've started attending a meditation practice at the Temple of Kriya Yoga. Call it a Spiritual Boot Camp if you will.
I'm amazed at how much I am enjoying it although I have no idea what exactly I'm doing. I think the trick for me is to get over this idea of doing it "right" or "wrong". It's too easy to compartmentalize so many things in our lives as right or wrong. An interesting trap that I fall into since I tend to see the world in so many shades of gray.
I love that it is referred to as a practice. An ongoing, learning and evolving experience. One hour once/week can make quite a difference. And atmoshpere does matter. Wandering barefoot in the mansion that houses the temple is a treat.
My mind has been racing quite a bit recently, and not always in good directions. I'm interested in meditation as a way to try to help slow my mind. I enjoy the focus on breathing especially as I have rediscovered my own clean, clear breath this past year.