Meditation Frustration

Started up a meditation practice again this month after trying out the Calm app. Really need the daily routine to just slow down for a bit, even if its only 10 minutes a day.

One thing I find a bit frustrating, not just with Calm but the idea in general, is the attention to the breath. I get why this is the “universal” thing to do but they always say “don’t control the breath, just notice the natural flow”. For me the problem is bringing my attention to my breath automatically makes me control it. Maybe there is a way around this but so far I haven’t found it.