When you first try stabilizing the attention, it seems that mental agitation is worse than before you made any effort at all. But the mind was always scattered. You were just not aware of it. If you acknowledge that one of the goals of meditating is to witness the condition of the mind and realize that stability develops gradually, you will not be disappointed.
from the book The Art of Transforming the Mind: A Meditator’s Guide to the Tibetan Practice of Lojong
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