There is no such thing as failure in meditation.
During the years I lived in Aspen, Colorado, I would often go down to the Roaring Fork River to a point where two tributaries converged. Sitting on a large rock, I softly gazed out and opened my view. I wasn't really looking at anything in particular, but I could feel my vision expand out to all sides like a wide-angle lens.
At that moment, I could feel my eyes in every cell of my body, as I opened and broadened my vision to include everything around me.
This is an open-eyed meditation I learned from my friend Dr. Jacob Liberman, a visionary healer and author of Light Medicine of the Future. It dissolves the normal distinction between what you think you are looking for and what you didn't know you were looking for.
It's called: Open Focus.
You can practice it seated or when taking a hike or walk. Try it now wherever you are.
Don't look for anything. Just see.
Sometimes by looking at nothing, you can see everything.
There is no such thing as failure in meditation. Think of meditation as a journey. You set out from your home, and keep right on going, and eventually you'll come back to your own front door.
Learn more about meditation from "Emotional Yoga: How the Body Can Heal the Mind".