Welcome Amanda. In my meditation it can be very difficult to do unless you have a specific object or thought to work with, your mind can wander all over the place. As the course suggests you can try meditating with a specific object, this helps to provide a specific focus, the same technique can be applied to an idea or something more abstract, like a lesson which you wish to learn. This can help you to improve your inner understanding and helps with memorisation. The Loving Kindness meditation is very helpful in a specific kind of way, so is the Three Cauldrons if you have got to that. Make sure you try to eliminate any external distractions if possible. Sometimes the right mood or opportunity will simply snap into place and you will find yourself there.