I find an interesting method on medtiation on the book "A Meditator S handbook"-Ajahn Brahm.Ajahn Brahm is a Buddhist so this meditation is more for Buddisths.
When you meditate you abandon all past experiences.During meditation you are a person which don't have a history.You don't know where you live,who are your parents etc.
You released even the memory of what happened a moment ago.You don't care about the past.
You visualize a tennis match at TV.You may notice that two matches are occurring simultaneously :the match that you see on the screen and the match that you hear being described by the commentator.
You must realize that you are closer to truth when you watch without commentary,when you experience just the slient awareness of the present moment.
If you start to breath when your mind is jumping betwenn past and present the breath meditation will become hard,maybe impossible.
Y ou must focus on the experience of thebreath happening now.
If you have problem in controling the breathimagine that you are a passenger in a car looking through the window at your breath.You are not the driver, nor a backseat driver.
Full Sustained Attention on the Breath
You must experience every part of the breath continuously for many hundrets breath in a row.Here the mind recognizes that this peaceful breath is extraordinarily beautiful.
Full Sustained Attention on the Beautiful Breath
If you try to do something at this stage,you will disturb the whole process, the beauty will be lost.Here we are simplifying the object of meditation. We experience breath in the moment, stripped of all unnecessary details.
Do absolutely nothing and see how beautiful and timeless is the breath.See how calm you allow it to be. Take time to savor the sweetness of the beautiful breathever calmer, ever sweeter.
Experiencing the Beautiful Nimitta
Nimitta is a mental sign.
This mental sign is a real object is the landscape of the mind and when it appears for the first time,is very strange.
Some meditator see a white light or a golden star.Another meditators see a blue parl etc.
The important fact is that they are all describing the same phenomenon.They experience the same pure mental object.
The more likely obstacle is the fear.
Inside theJhana, however, the doer is completely gone.
The will is frozen,and this can be scary for beginners,who have never had the experience of being so stripped of control and yet so fully awake.The fear is of surrendering an essential part of ones identity.
You can overcome the fear by confidence in the Buddha's teachings.