Various practices of Meditation are as old as the human experience itself. They are proven tools in our innate human tool kit to help us make sense of it all and find our way. I've often heard it said that " life doesn't come with instructions ". My personal experience suggests that, in fact it does. You were born with them. They are all there, inside of you. Learn to listen, follow them without question, and you can't go wrong.
For those of you who have no experience with meditation but would like to try I will begin here by sharing a tool and a few simple instructions on how to use it. Do it daily and you will experience improvement and change in yourself. Do it until it becomes habit and you will experience improvement and change in the world, and that change will carry you.
The link provided below will give you a guided visualization in mp3 form to get you started. It's free. My gift to you. Your gift to yourself. You can listen to it here or, with most browsers, you can also down load it. A lot of people find it helpful to put it on their phone to have with them to use wherever they are. Just below that are instructions. As you do this, remember - don't worry about mistakes... there are none.
All forms of meditation are like branches of a tree leading to the same trunk. This is but one approach and a perfectly good starting point. Should you notice a particular part of the process calling to you, give it attention, do it over and over and a kind of groove or track will begin to form. It will become easier to access more pronounced as you continue.
In Tibetan the word for meditation is ghom. It means " to become familiar with". So, how do you become familiar with something?... You pay attention. Just close your eyes, sit still - and pay attention.