In This Chapter
Taking a close look at how life fails to live up to your expectations
Assessing the high price of constant, rapid change
Using meditation as a remedy for 21st-century ills like stress, anxiety, and alienation
Cataloguing the many benefits of meditation
Getting started with a quick taste of meditation
The great thing about meditation is that it’s actually quite simple. Just sit down, be quiet, turn your attention inward, and focus your awareness. That’s all there is to it, really. Then why, you may be wondering, do people write so many books and articles about meditation? Why not just offer a few brief instructions and forget about all the verbiage?
If you’re planning to take a long trip by car to some picturesque location, chances are you’ll enjoy the trip more if you have a travel guide to point out the sights along the way. And you may feel more secure if you carry a troubleshooting manual to tell you what to do when ...