I try to sit quietly and all chaos breaks out in my head....I find process art far more effective at creating a place to explore inner peace. My inner peace is more like crashing cymbals and fire works. However, I know many people that find meditation a blissful way to zone out and find peace.
Anyway, I came across this link that explains the workings and how-to for meditation. I read it over and I may attempt it some day. I need to be in very safe stable environment to try to mess with my mind. For me, it is like the moment I hold still and try to quiet my mind all this 'stuff' both positive and negative come screaming at me.
Maybe I need to apply what I learned with coping. I can do anything for 5 minutes.
Japa Prayer http://www.sonima.com/yoga/sanskrit-mantras/