Just like the heart or lungs, the mind is going and going all by itself. Take 5 minutes to watch the mind and see for yourself. You can't control it. You can't stop it by controlling it, but you can (eventually) stop it by simply non-judgementally watching it and taking notice of it. You are not the body and its senses. You are not the mind and its thoughts. You are the still, silent Awareness that is aware of them. Now the big question is... Do you want to wholely and completely BE that Awareness of profound peace, silence, and happiness, which is the real You? Or do you prefer and enjoy the drama and suffering created by the ego/mind? (Many people do, but that's because of the ego/mind.) Knowingly or unknowingly, this is why people practice meditation. That which you are knowingly or unknowingly seeking, is causing you to seek. It's calling you to Itself. It's calling you back Home from whence you came. Do you want to "remember" who/what you actually are?
You are ALREADY That, but it's being covered and masked by concepts, notions, thoughts, thinking, and emotions. All one needs to do is lose interest in ALL thought and thinking as it arises, and before it arises.