Report Is meditation a kind of focusing? in Questions about Objectivism Posted October 31, 2011 I meditate often. For me, it has nothing to do with emptying the mind or evading consciousness, but in calming and relaxing the mind, quieting thought, letting the subconscious work, clearing the clutter of useless thoughts and distractions. I've never been able to stop my thoughts. But the goal is not to stop thinking, but to observe the thoughts that do arise, simply observe them and nothing more. When I am finished meditating, my focus is always sharper and clearer than it was before. That is my goal. Meditation is powerful medicine. I recommend it. But there are all kinds of different ways to meditate. One must shop until he finds the one that is right for him.