Still Searching wrote:I've been practicing meditation, it's not been going too well though.
I seem to be very distracted.
I try not to focus on anything else and just 1 thing but it doesn't work.
I then get headaches and feel confused.
Maybe I should just get lessons to help practice the meditation because I think I'm doing it wrong.
The meditation I'm doing is the healing one, to remove all negative energy surrounding me.
I'm not quite sure that I know what kind of meditation you are talking about. Getting yourself a teacher sounds like a good idea. Let me list a few of the different meditation traditions in Theravada Buddhism so you can see what kind of selection you have to pick from.
Thai Forest Tradition: This is a very diverse tradition that largely focuses on Anapanasati, a method of meditation based on breathing
Mahasi Sayadaw Tradition: Very popular worldwide these days. It is based on observing the body and mind and noting things as they happen with mental labels.
U Ba Khin/Goenka Tradition: Based on a body scan technique in which one moves one's field of awareness throughout the body.
Pa Auk Sayadaw Tradition: Focuses on several methods of meditation, some of which are focused on developing strong mental focus, and others which are focused on analyzing things and breaking them up into various categories.
You definitely want to start meditating, though. Meditation is a core part of the pathway to awakening. Meditating is even more important than studying the Buddha's teaching, although study is also important.