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 practicing—naturally.
“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
About the Author:
Dean Sluyter (rhymes with “lighter”) has spent a lifetime learning authentic methods of natural meditation from Eastern and Western sages and making them accessible to thousands of students, including prisoners, tech innovators, filmmakers, high-school students, and entrepreneurs. He has completed numerous retreats and pilgrimages in Tibet, India, Nepal, and Europe, and for decades has led workshops throughout the U.S.