This is the second video in our five-part series with 10% Happier on why meditation is easier and more awesome than you think.

Between smartphones, social media, and the general expectation that everyone should be available all day, every day, sometimes the hardest thing to do is nothing at all. This is where meditation comes in—it’s a way to cut through the thoughts, ideas, and emotions that constantly flood your mind.

But one of the first things you notice when you try to meditate is that this is easier said than done—our minds don’t like to be still. Is that a problem? And is it possible for someone to be too “type A” to meditate?

In this video from the 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, bestselling author Dan Harris and longtime meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein explain that it is actually possible for all of us to tame the madness of our minds.

Interested in giving mindfulness meditation a try? Try a free five-minute guided meditation from the 10% Happier app today!