Robert M Johnson PhD has been studying and practicing meditation for his entire adult life. He has written several books on the subject of meditation and given dozens of extended workshops on the subject. He has trained thousands of people to meditate and helped them to see in meditation, the skills and tools that can make their lives better. He practices meditation every day as part of his personal lifestyle and recognizes the benefits that it brings to those who are faithful. He has always used a very common sense approach to meditation training, not seeing it as simply a mechanism for escape or vehicle to mysticism. His view of meditation has always been more comprehensive, allowing meditation to provide us with the inner strength and stamina we need to make our life not just a challenge or a problem but an opportunity to grow and to set new and better goals for ourselves. His recent books, "From Passion To Pleasure," and "From Contemplation To Ecstasy" show the many faceted ways in which we can view meditation as part of our life. In this present volume, Doctor Johnson has provided the reader with very practical methods for meditation and numerous reasons for why we meditate. In the next volume that will be part of this series, Doctor Johnson will explore the nature of affirmations, meditative self-talk, improved memory, and the effective management of time to achieve our goals and those of our family.