For anyone and everyone who wants a simple, straightforward guide to the basics of meditation, The Joy Within is the answer. This concise and practical book explains what meditation is, describes its many benefits - including stress reduction, inner peace, and relaxation - and presents a step-by-step, four-week program for incorporating meditation into your daily life. Through a series of guided exercises, you will learn how to develop your meditation skills through breathing techniques, visualization, and a heightened awareness of the five senses. Each exercise builds on the one before until you can easily recognize and attain a true meditative state and begin enjoying the tranquility that meditation brings. There is also helpful advice on when to meditate, where to practice, how to prepare, and how to begin the process. While meditation is often surrounded in mystery, it is, in truth, a very simple process. With the guidelines presented in these pages and a little bit of practice, you will soon discover the rich reservoir of peace and joy that lies within you.