Meditation is the practice of opening to "this" - this very moment, this very place. Ordinarily I may have my judgements - things about this that I like or not. But in meditation I just say yes to whatever is before me. I accept it fully. I may not like it, but I surrender to "this". I fall in love, each moment, again and again. I make this moment my friend.
My friend and teacher Sylvia Boorstein has taught me a phrase of intention, "I greet this moment in friendship with an undefended heart."
This phrase from the Song of Songs helps me to enter into meditation with a clear and vital intention of making each moment my Beloved.