chapter  15
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In India and Asia, meditation has been practised for centuries. The Buddhist way of

life is based on meditation and it is used as a tool for enlightenment. Since the 1960s,

meditation, like yoga, has become more commonplace in the west. It still has

connotations of mysticism and we need to continue to dispel the belief that you

have to be a Buddhist to meditate. It is now used regularly, the world over, by

Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists in the belief that we cannot make

ourselves happy by improving our external world; only by finding inner peace do

we truly thrive.