Meditation is not like taking an instant fix. If we sit down to play the piano we cannot expect to play a Rachmaninov concerto at our first sitting, it takes practise. In this sense meditation is no different; the more we practise meditation then the greater the benefits that will occur. People often find that their first efforts of meditation are not particularly productive; we become aware that our mind is very restless (some liken it a mad monkey) However, if we practise exercises of concentration and meditation then our mind will lose its strength and we will begin to attain greater peace of mind.
meditation it is not just about spending a lot of time sitting still.
There is nobody who will reward you for sitting in a chair for many
hours every day. The most important thing is to meditate with enthusiasm
and intensity. If we can focus wholeheartedly on our meditation then we
will make the fastest progress.