Dealing with the Mind:
Your mind simply does not understand the concept of meditation. It cannot comprehend the meaning and purpose of sitting quiet and watching the breath, so it assumes that you are doing nothing but wasting your time. It constantly tries to push you into action.
When you are just sitting quiet, the desire to constantly do something comes from the deep conditioning of your mind. Mind is nothing but movement. The stillness of meditation threatens the very nature of the mind, and the mind just goes crazy.
Your mind does not like monotony. Your mind thinks that it is the chief entertainment officer of your life. If you are not being entertained, your mind feels like it is failing in its duties. This is why the monotony of meditation, the monotony of watching the breath, puts you to sleep.
Your mind loves sleep, because in that state, without your permission and constant interruption, it can dream up anything it wants. Sleep is the greatest entertainment of the mind.
Meditation is the art of learning how to stay fully alert and awake amidst perfect boredom. This is the greatest skill you can learn. If only you can learn how to embrace and enjoy boredom, you can handle any challenge life can throw at you.
Meditation is not about doing something or creating something, it is all about learning how to stay in the present moment, and not drift in thoughts. Being lost in thoughts is your regular life; it is what you do throughout the day, and it’s very entertaining.
Being lost in thoughts is like watching a movie where you are the hero, and obviously this has to be very entertaining. Why would you not like watching a movie where you are the leading character, who is being loved and admired by all? You could do it all day!