Oh Goddess, when I think back I remember how hard it was for me to learn to meditate. I learned in the 60s when I was following this guru from India (yup, I am an old hippie and proud of it) The only advice I can give you is to practice, practice, practice. Meditation is a good way to learn to control your mind, once that control is mastered, the world of magic will open up to you. Find a quiet place, if you have to, get up a 4:00 AM when the rest of the family is sleeping. When a thought comes into your mind to disturb your concentration, just acknowledge it, and go back to concentrating. I think of the interupting thoughts as bubbles comeing up and bursting on the surface. Once the burst they are gone, after a time all the bubbles will be gone.
one of those tree hugging green witches