A Deliberate Practice
We have meditation, and then we have meditation. Many of us engage in deep thought daily. But few of us actually create the space to engage in it deliberately. By merely investing our whole attention, we can make any activity, an activity of meditative practice. If you enjoy tea, then making a pot of tea, for you, can allow you to concentrate your attention and become fully present. Yes, meditation can be considered deep concentrated thought, but it is much more than that. If you desire to meditate, then you must be willing to create the time and space to the present. By simply focusing on how the breath enters and exits the body, the mind is silenced and the attention is fixated upon a single subject.