"Meditation" is something I never really understood. Well in most respects of the word, each culture has a different meaning. For example, Buddhism it's "no mind" which I have no ****ing clue what that even means. I understand the concept, but I don't find it very useful. I want to figure things out, not empty my mind. And if I do, that's what alcohol is for, numbs it for a short while lol. I think Christian version of meditation may be like "focusing on God" or reflecting on the Bible or something.
When I used to practice Kendo, we used to always have to do a type of meditation called 'Mokuso' in the 'Seiza' posture before practice where we sat still, with our hands in a certain position, straight back, all stiff and stuff. Totally uncomfortable, why would anyone want to do that, beats me. I think it's to "clear the mind" for combat and separate the outside world or thoughts, from training. Never liked it, although it probably helps some people who have undisciplined minds, calm down, focus their thoughts or something.
To me, "meditation" is mulling over thoughts quietly while listening to music, hopefully to penetrate the core of a problem or figure something out mentally. Or laying down with incense on, I guess "taking a nap" but falling asleep while thinking through thoughts I have. Then waking up with some sort of insight into whatever I was thinking about prior. Sometimes it doesn't herald results though, but I may gain another perspective into a different problem.
Love or hate me as you will, but live now and in your final breath. In time we shall meet again.