Nowadays though, even affirmations or subliminals and guided visualizations are labelled as "meditations" to the masses.
I do both.
The classic silent meditations, to keep me grounded and clear minded amidst (and before going back into) our busy noisy lives, best done in the early morning before everyone is awake so I don't get disturbed by unexpected chores. I do this as part of my Miracle Morning routine S. A. V. E. R. S..
I also listen to affirmations or subliminals. I make my own now, and listen to & speak it out daily.
And then I listen to guided visualization. My favourite is Jason Stephenson's Your Ideal Life on YouTube. I also have a vision board, I use Visuapp as my vision board.