I find the more I meditate, the harder it is to not fill up that free time with endless mind chatter.
When first learning to meditate, stilling the mind and thinking of nothing were relatively easy endeavours. So, you say to yourself, ‘I can do this’. Then a month later, you find the shopping list being made, the anger at your brother for stealing money from your mother and all manner of thoughts disturbing the quiet.
Yet, maybe those random emotions and seemingly unimportant ruminations are the very thing one needs to work out of the system in order to clear the clutter and become a mindful, serene individual?
Maybe, peace is on the other side of the everyday mundane thought patterns? Concentrating on stilling the mind might be difficult at times but well worth the effort.