A thought-provoking article on Oprah.com by Ed and Deb Shapiro about the importance of developing a meditation practice that is a joy, not a chore.
If your purpose is to try to achieve a quiet mind, then the trying itself will create tension and failure. Instead, you are just with whatever is happening in the moment, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant. No judgment, no right or wrong. Watching whatever arises and letting it go is all that is required. It is more of an undoing than a doing."