We have two main ways of experiencing our 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.
Meditating helps us get out of our own way.
Meditating works by removing, like creativity, taking away and taking away. The removal reveals.
The process is not the result, and meditating has no goal.