Most people who practice something called meditation sit down. They cross their legs, perhaps, or kneel. Some sit on a chair. Once seated, they erect the spine, sit still and focus the mind -- perhaps on the breath, perhaps on a mantram, perhaps on a koan, perhaps on something else.
One of the common complaints that meditators speak about is distraction. The mind loses its focus and begins bouncing around from one thing to the next. The initial focus is lost. And if you look at internet bulletin boards, you will see a lot of heart-felt suggestions for how to cope with this monkey mind, how to regain a strong and steady focus.
But it might be worth the price of admission -- for those who actually practice -- to try this experiment. Sit down, erect the spine, sit still and then, by God, do your very best to be distracted. If any serenity or calmness interferes, then quickly find a distraction ... some blame, some love, some heart's desire, some neurosis, some something. Don't be lazy about it. Other times may be times when focus is called for, but this time, this time, erect the spine, sit still and do nothing but distraction.
As I say, don't be lazy about it. Don't lose your grip. Hold on tight. This time, for once in your life, really, really be distracted. You can do the other stuff some other time. But not this time. Not now. Now is a time in which to be distracted.
Try it. See what happens.