“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”Bruce Lee
The “Mind is the key to relaxation. To relax the mind is to simply let go, and letting go of the body is relaxation. While relaxation is performed through the body, the basis for relaxation is the mind itself.” This is posted on the Chan Meditation Center website. It’s simple, we know we need to relax and we need to quiet our mind to do it.
I practice Chan meditation and not those guided meditations. I personally do not find them useful, someone talking in my ear when I am trying to quiet my brain. But I have come across a 15-minute guided meditation that teaches how to do empty mind.
I recommend this until you feel you have the technique and then venture to meditate without it.
Good luck and enjoy.