You don’t go to the gym to lie down and relax – you go to the gym to build stamina so that you feel more capable in your life.
Sitting Mindfully is the same – each time you bring the wandering mind back , each time you face and accept agitation, irritation or boredom you increase your capacity to deal with these things in your daily life.
Mindfulness CAN lead to a greater sense of peace but if you try to be peaceful each time you may be very disappointed!
The mind never stops and that’s ok. It doesn’t HAVE to stop.
It’s how we RESPOND to the mind that causes problems.
If we gently observe thoughts coming and going in all their craziness we will eventually be less controlled by them.