Why do we Meditate together at the full moon time each month? What is the real effect and significance? Well .. The moon enhances whatever you are. You know, even the ocean is effected by the moon cycle, the whole ocean is trying to rise. When the whole ocean is trying to rise, then imagine the potential for rise in your own being, if you are willing to make use of it.
To withdraw the senses is difficult in the beginning because we are rebelling against what we consider be the very nature of our mind and we find ourselves so distracted that we we end up disturbed! But this is a temporary obstacle and soon to be overcome