By Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
The times we live in are challenging us in many ways. We have snail mail, voice mail, and email. We have TiVo, iPods, and C-SPAN. The news is unrelenting, the pace of our days exhausting, and the feast of opportunities seemingly endless -no matter how full we already feel. Given all the complexities, where do we find refuge? One increasingly popular answer is meditation, the practice of simply stopping long enough to watch our breath, clear our minds, calm our nervous systems, and attend to balancing our life.