many people close eyes, chant some mantras, pray to gods, keep a photo/idol in front of them or a source of light, or even try to concentrate on some object/form/person/diety during meditation.
People have been doing these since ages and we\'ve observed that it took them ages to achieve what they want.
(because god they believe is slow in action)
the best i\'ve found is not to meditate.
do not concentrate, do no try to think, do not close eyes, do not focus on any single image/idol/object/form/person.
instead just let your mind wander and follow it.
observe what is does, what it thinks, whom it follows, where it goes and just remain a spectator.
do not try n restrict it.
within short period of time, you will gain lot of control over mind, which usually takes years to achieve in closed eyes traditional meditation.
if someone wants to try, they can.. and post some feedback here