I think it’s useful to look at the what’s happening in your mind when you sit down to meditate, and luckily, Jason Siff has spent a lot of time doing this as well. If you have his book: “Unlearning Meditation” you might want to read chapter 18: Primary Transitions. We bring our every day thoughts, emotions, and feelings into the meditation as we begin to sit. A few things can happen at that point. I talked about this in class today.
What is interesting is that you can investigate what happens to you as you transition further into the meditative state. This doesn’t follow a specific plan or defined path, but if you are receptive and gentle, you may be able to watch as you transition from everyday concerns to a calmer state (or even sleep!). It changes all the time; and that makes it interesting!