What is meditation? How do you do it? Why is it necessary? Sometimes we just need to stop, take time out, put things into perspective and regain our sense of balance. Sometimes we just need to do nothing, and instead simply be. This has always been the case. But now it would seem to be more important than ever. And that’s where meditation comes in. Meditation teaches us calmness, clarity, and compassion. It is about the cultivation of awareness, and learning to see things the way they are rather than as we think they should or shouldn’t be. More than just a how to manual, this is, above all, a book about why meditation matters.