This post may be a little to late, but for anyone who finds it difficult to meditate consider joining a group. Their are many community centres that host meditation seminars. Last year I joined a meditation group that was quite fun. Many different meditation techniques were taught, philosophies were discussed, but I couldn't stay long because this particular group I was meditating with were part of a religious organization looking to convert people into their faith, and I didn't feel comfortable with it, so I decided to break away. Where I live their are numerous meditation groups advertised for free, I'm sure all around North America these disciplines are available for anyone who holds such an interest.