The aim of meditation is to encourage a greater understanding of what is going on in mind. We may focus on one aspect of our mental state: the breath, feelings, awareness, our thoughts, but through it all we try to cultivate interest and curiosity about what is arising in our minds.
There are many forms of meditation. I was taught both Vipassana (inquiry, noticing) and Samadhi (concentration, jhanas) meditation techniques. My preferred technique is Recollective Awareness, as developed by Jason Siff. This is a meditation technique that emphasizes gentleness and openness: allowing your mind to go wherever it wants during meditation, even if you end up “lost” in your thoughts or drifting.
Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get In the Way, by Jason Siff
I highly recommend Recollective Awareness for those who want to try a different approach from the usual “sit down and watch your breath.” Good for people having difficulties or questions about their practice or wanting to try something a little different.
That being said, I am open to discussing any meditation you are currently practicing. Meditation is not “one size fits all” and you may find some methods work better for you than others.