Sitting still can be foreign to most people before they start meditating. While it might look like someone who is meditating is not doing anything, they are actually very active. They are working their brain by increasing their concentration power. The person meditating might be focusing on relaxation. Or, they might be contemplating something. All of this is active, just not visible. Being present is work. It's not easy and it's definitely not boring.
~ Jillian Avey, purelifemeditation.com