You don’t need to be an “excellent meditator” to start with. All you need to do is have your heart and mind make the following agreement: “Let’s rest. There is no reason right now to wander around following thoughts or worrying. Let’s be relaxed and open.” There is not even any need to shut down your thoughts. Just be there with them, but not overly concerned or engaged. Let there be total openness, and just relax within that.
— Dza Kilung Rinpoche