Practicing meditation has many benefits. It can help you gain clarity and focus. It is a way of going inward, to increase concentration, gain a better understanding of your thoughts and patterns and find peace within yourself.
By practicing focusing on the breath, we gain insight into how our thoughts go their own way. When you realize that your thoughts will run wild again, insight arises. “The seer is at home within himself” (Patanjali). By simply noticing this and returning gently to the breath, you can learn to let the thoughts be. You learn to calm your mind and how to tame it. You get a better picture of how stimuli come to you and you can learn to choose to deal with them differently or to respond differently. As a result, you become increasingly better at letting go of thoughts and emotions.
You can learn to meditate!