There's no trying in meditation. Just as water runs naturally downhill just as leaves float naturally to the ground we can all settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing?not doing, just being. The key is effortlessness. Whether you're a complete novice or you've ?tried it before, if you can breathe you can meditate. Guided by veteran teacher Dean Sluyter's easy-going, down-to-earth approach, you'll test-drive a variety of meditative vehicles, such as breath, sound, the senses, the sky, and the simple sense of I, and discover which ones fit you best. You'll find all the practical tips you need for adapting these methods to your daily life, even for a few minutes a day on the subway or in an office cubicle. And as your life opens to deep happiness, clarity, peace, and creative energy, you'll be inspired to keep on practicingnaturally. Sluyter is in the grand tradition of authors who interpret traditional enlightenment teachings and apply them to modern Western life. This book accomplishes that task with a rare combination of insight, clarity, wit, and pragmatic common sense.Philip Goldberg, author, American Veda: From Emerson & the Beatles to Yoga & Meditation I?ve attended Dean?s live sessions, and this book captures their spirit: relaxed and accessible, with a pop-culture-tinged playfulness that pulls you in and puts you at ease.Lisa Leeman, producer, Crazy Wisdom; co-director, Awake: The Life of Yogananda With simplicity, wit, and clarity, Dean Sluyter debunks the misconceptions and offers a user-friendly practice that will put you in the Ahhhhhhh space, regardless of circumstances. He is truly the Wizard of Ahhhhhhhs. This book will help you find the spacious grace in your life. Steve Bhaerman, a.k.a. Swami Beyondananda, author and cosmic comic "Dean Sluyter demystifies a timeless practice that brings lasting peace." MC YOGI Dean Sluyter dispels many myths about meditation with clarity, eloquence, and insight. Without recourse to spiritual cliche or jargon, he shows that meditation is natural and effortless, and can be practiced by anyone who simply wishes to avail themselves of the peace that lies in the depths of their being at all times and under all circumstances.--Rupert Spira, author of The Transparency of Things, Presence and The Ashes of Love.