In this short book, you'll find a brand new perspective on the practice of meditation, and over 20 different ways to make meditation work for you. The techniques are presented in their purest, most straightforward forms, stripped of traditional, ritual, and esoteric elements. The practice and the methodology behind them are clearly explained, and often illustrated with anecdotes from the author's own life experiences. This is a great book to have for beginners who want to jump into the practice with a minimum of formality, people who have tried before, but weren't able to make it work for them, and even for experienced meditators who want to add a new tool or two to their box of techniques. There's also an extensive chapter devoted to approaches and strategies to handling the kind of stress that's unavoidable in modern day life.