What is a really good way to quiet the mind?
What is a really good way to quiet the mind for meditation in this busy, busy world?
What really works is to do some physical exercise before sitting down.
Do some stretches, dynamic breathing techniques, do some light on the spot jogging. If you are familiar with hatha yoga, do 5 minutes before meditating.
These simple energizing techniques will bring a fresh flow of life force in your being. It will already clear your mind and bring focus.
If your mind is very active, focus on short 5 minutes meditations.
If you are just starting with meditation, using a breathing technique is the simplest way to start up. This in itself can be already be very powerful and totally shift your awareness.