Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, and its wisdom is now accessible to anyone seeking clarity of mind, inner peace, and peace with the world. Meditation teaches us how to recognize mental processes and trains us to release blocked energies. It brings stable and lasting balance into our lives. One of the main purposes of meditation is to help us develop mindfulness: a state of awareness in which we take charge our perceptions and emotions, an ability to be conscious of what we are doing while we are doing it. Explanations alternate with experiential exercises, giving us an opportunity to dedicate a moment to silence and inner listening.