I often get asked what I do when I meditate. The honest answer is: nothing. But what does that mean?
Meditation is just "being" without doing anything else. It means to be highly alert while the mind is completely still. No thoughts disturb the awareness of what it is like to simply exist.
If this sounds like an unachievable state to you, consider the following question: How would you describe being alive to artificial intelligence? What does living feel like?
Asking these questions helps understanding meditation. Although there is no answer - at least no verbal one - you can spend a lifetime pursuing them. What you do then is to examine the present moment, to watch time pass without your hand in the matter. And you find infinite peace within.