This is wonderful for focusing the mind:
Pick an object that possesses beauty. The lovely Navajo lady in the illustration above is a ceramic piece by R. C. Gorman that I have used when doing this meditation.
Focus on the object. Pay attention. Clear your mind of all else but the beauty. See with all of your being.
This meditation is a lot of fun and often easier to begin a meditation practice with as the mind has something lovely to focus upon.
So, here's three quick and easy meditations.
Do you have a favorite meditation? Do you have a meditation practice? If so, what have you discovered by meditating? If you don't have a practice, why not? What stops you?