Perhaps if you stuck with the same meditation technique for months on end, you could finally achieve a breakthrough and get a few seconds of mind without thought.  I would prefer that you take the approach of sampling different meditation techniques until you find the one that flows with you more effortlessly.

This is not to say that all meditation techniques must put you in a zen monk state the first time you try them.  But everyone has their natural preferences, it just takes some practice and experimentation to find the right style for you.

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