If the mind wanders as you sit in the silence, bring it back to center with gratitude. Do not just think of one thing. Make a list and check it twice. As you go through the many things for which you are grateful, feel that energy of appreciation. As you do so, you are fortifying your energy field, building a force field that will help you when negativity in any form comes your way. By generating and focusing upon your long gratitude list, you are setting an intention by way of affirming that there is already much goodness in your life and you intend for it to continue. There. It is so simple to remind yourself You are so very loved.