I believe a meditation practice can help reduce stress and improve your life.
Many people think it is what you receive during your mediation which is important, but I believe it is how it changes your life outside of mediation. After I meditate, I feel calm, grounded, and centered. This state of calmness can last throughout the day. Struggles that were there before meditation don’t seem as bad afterwards.
In my mediation practice, I become silent and do not give attention to my thoughts. And if a thought passes through my mind, I just let it float by. And if I start giving attention to a thought, I let it go peacefully. At times your mind will follow your thoughts. That is ok. Just come back to stillness. The point is to allow whatever happens to happen without judging or analyzing.
If you want a question answered or gain wisdom, set that intention before you meditate then be still. Sometimes I receive knowledge, understanding, or inspiration during my mediation and other times nothing at all. It is hard to receive wisdom if your mind is running through your to-do list or other thoughts. It is in the quietness between thoughts where you connect. If your mind is still, answers can appear in your thoughts, feelings, or inspiration. Try to connect with your heart-centered, soul side of your spirit, and let go and allow inspiration to come through you.