Quiet Mind Cafe
We don't need something new to grasp or to hold on to. The mind can be lightly engaged. The cares and concerns are really out there somewhere. Not here right now.
Meditation is so much more than relaxation. This is why meditation is so effective for managing anxiety and stress. Better than relaxation, meditation helps to deescalate the negative tendencies of the mind - tendencies that cause illness in the body.
Is calming and soft-spoken meditative flow leads to joy. In the flow of experience there's a letting go to sustain being in the moment. The slowing in balance is calming for the mind. Imagine holding images of serene satisfaction within.