Yeah, so that's how a lot of people feel. Sometimes so do I at 6am. "Just give me a good reason not to meditate today."
But here's a person who, maybe like you, has found traditional meditation practices rather daunting--a turnoff. Nevertheless, she's sold on meditation itself and has learned to soften the practice a bit.
There are plenty of spiritual/religious reasons to meditate (see my last post on the Jesus Prayer for a few of them). Add this list of the non-religious benefits to meditation, and you just might find yourself meditating more regularly.
She says . . .
I’ll be honest: I’ve never liked meditating. I’ve dabbled in it, and forced myself to sit for 30 day meditation challenges, and it was boring and hard. Plus life is so busy: Five minutes a day is a lot to ask!
There are so many types of meditation that just don’t jive with me . . .
Read the short article here.
You can also read my own short article on practicing the Jesus Prayer HERE.