How can you keep your mind focused during meditation?

Sarah Carl­son
Try tak­ing deep breaths and cocen­trate on your breath­ing for as long as it takes to clear the mind then go back to your nat­ur­al breath and relax
Ele­na Buse
The best way to keep your mind focused is to con­cen­trate on the breath­ing and then if any phys­i­cal sen­sa­tion that occurs, Focus on that. If you start the med­i­ta­tion and feel you can’t con­cen­trate because of a tight chest etc. Focus on the tight chest. The breath is just an anchor to keep you ground­ed from think­ing, but using the sen­sa­tions adds a new dimen­sion to keep it fresh and keep you curi­ous.
Enrique Stew­ard
Always come back to notic­ing your breath, not try­ing to fight thoughts but rather accept­ing them and let­ting them go.
Arnd Moor
You can’t actu­al­ly keep your mind focused. Your goal is to sim­ply observe the move­ments of the mind. Then you might grad­u­al­ly just learn to see that the move­ments of the mind aren’t YOU. And it’s unnec­es­sary to iden­ti­fy with those move­ments.
William Ped­er­sen
You can’t. Your mind will wan­der. Just acknowl­edge that your mind has wan­dered and return to your med­i­ta­tion. This will hap­pen many times in a med­i­ta­tion ses­sion and is part of the process.