The image I have of meditation is one of sitting under the trees with your eyes closed and clearing your mind off all worry.
But I read a site and realised that meditation could be as simple as resting. This site on meditation explains that at the simplest level, meditation is like resting. Meditation at this level, "is not trying to solve the problems but to relax around them, to change the attitude to them". So if you experiencing fear (going for an interview for instance),you should consciously acknowledge this feeling but at the same time, try to change the attitude towards the situation so you'll be less fearful. How simple yet so true, I thought - good reminder for myself.
It was further elaborated that o"n a deeper level meditation works by investigating and understanding the nature of the mind itself. It is seen as a condition in nature, devoid of any solid personality or lasting quality. When this insight arises one can be peaceful with the most horrific mind states; one doesn’t take it all so personally."
Mediation has a new meaning after reading this article - I am a convert of it now - I should begin with meditating to have more positive outlook. ;)