What is meditation, or, mindfulness?
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a highly regarded professional in the study and application of mindfulness, gives a thorough but concise description:
Sometimes, compelling stories with real results included are most helpful in getting motivated to start something new.
Here's a Ted talk on science-based research, How Meditation Reshapes Our Brains:
A quick video by a very popular TV personality talking about why everyone will be meditating, before long.:
Emily Fletcher is a woman after my heart (although I don't think she's interested..). She gives a really touching talk at A-Fest she calls, How to Save the World in 2 Steps. It's really honest, beautiful, and sort of heartbreaking.
At only twenty minutes, prepare to have a new lady crush faster than you could watch an episode of the Simpsons:
Here are a few of my favorite guided meditations, listed from shortest to longest. They're all mindfulness practices, essentially, except the last one which is Vishen Lakhiani's 6 phase guided meditation.