We have two main ways of thinking. We focus on something. Or we have many thoughts.
Learning to meditate provides a third way. It goes away from the distraction of many thoughts. It also goes away from using focus to avoid distraction.
Focus has use. We use focus to work. Learning to meditate starts as work.
But focus is also a distraction. So we learn to let go of focus.
We only know through our perceptions and ideas and thoughts. Without escape from our limited and flawed perceptions. Without escape from ideas. This old insight shows us why we work at meditating.
We constantly reify. Meditating takes us away from reifying.
We distract ourselves so much. Meditating gets us out of our own way.
Meditating works by removing, like creativity, taking away and taking away. The removing of distractions reveals.
The process is not the result, and meditating has no goal.