For our book Be the Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, we talked to more than 100 respected meditation teachers and practitioners from all walks of life—many you may know—like Marianne Williamson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell and the Dalai Lama. We include their stories in the book, so it has numerous voices and experiences that illuminate this journey.
In essence, meditation is simply about calming your chattering monkey-like mind and being aware and present in this moment. It is easier than you think, yet so many people say to us, "I can't possibly meditate; I can't sit still." Or, "My mind is much too busy; I just fall asleep." Most of us are so externalized and caught up in regrets from the past or worries about the future that our abilities to be completely here and now is challenged.
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