Meditating (dhyana) is merely being, in the here and now. Follow your breath, count in and out, or say a mantra in silence. While meditating you observe your thoughts without condemning them: this is how you try to get to your true core.

There are many ways to meditate and all kinds of reasons to start: to relax, for example, to get to yourself, or to deal with (negative) emotions...

Meditation for beginners