Zen for Everyday Life provides a clear and straightforward path to cultivating peace, happiness, and a deep meaning in your life, and it does so right within the craziness of your everyday life. It doesn't ask that you make some huge overhaul to your daily schedule or give you some general advice (toughen up! stay focused!) and leave you to figure out the rest. Zen for Everyday Life shows you step-by-step in clear and straighforward language how to apply literally dozens of simple meditation techniques to what you already do in your everyday life. By doing so it helps equip you with the skills you need to cultivate peace, great joy, and a deep sense of meaning within your own life and on your own terms. Zen for Everyday Life will help you take principles that have been used in Zen and other universal spiritual traditions such as Yoga and apply them to your everyday life "as it is", without asking that you run off to a meditation retreat, turn your back on what you love, or isolate yourself from the world. It's about showing you how to find peace and happiness in the very midst of your daily life. Zen for Everyday Life doesn't try to convince you that you need something, that you're lacking something, it's about showing you the potential that lies hidden already within you. It's about showing you the secrets of your own potential and giving you the tools to discover your own true self.