I’ve tried, I really have tried to meditate. I even ‘took' lessons. I can not quiet my mind. The closest I ever came to a hushed mind was a yoga class. I couldn’t speak or make jokes, and I really had to focus so I wouldn’t make anyone else laugh. Inner peace?… don’t know.
Then I met Zentangle. I can still talk while doing this, but I do not want to . I concentrate, on each stroke, I focus on efforts, and I do feel calmer. (Unlike yoga, I don not hurt after I practice Zentangle!)