There are several different styles of meditation, each providing a method of focusing the mind to achieve inner peace. Why is this so important? Did you know that we have over 60,000 thoughts per day??? We have a constant dialogue of thoughts running through our minds that are distracting us all day long. Meditation is a tool to quiet down the mind. When we focus our mind solely on one thing, all the rest of the noise starts to disappear. Put simply, meditation teaches us how to concentrate.