Meditate with Depth
It is better to meditate a little bit with depth than to meditate long with the mind running here and there. If you do not make an effort to control the mind it will go on doing as it pleases, no matter how long you sit to meditate.
When we sit to meditate we must be watchful and ready to notice distractions caused by thoughts, sounds and sensations. When we notice a distraction, we can return to our point of focus on the breath, a mantra, or that energetic center between and slightly above the eyebrows. This concentration technique quiets the mind by giving it a single point of focus. We wait expectantly for the subtle shift from concentration into the deep peacefulness of meditation when we can drop the technique and just dwell in our own innate bliss. With practice we can turn the mind into a compliant tool, rather than an uncontrolled playground of the ego.