Meditation is religious, right? It’s actually an age-old secular practice with numerous scientifically verified physical and psychological benefits. Longtime secular meditation teacher Rick Heller here shows how it extends beyond the personal to enrich relationships with others, with community, and with the world. Step-by-step instructions, personal stories, and provocative questions teach empathy for others, stress reduction and inner peace, and in-the-moment living that fosters appreciation for life and resilience in the face of adversity. If you have ever loved or even liked another person, he says, you can learn kindness meditation — and invites us to partake in awe and wonder at the rich experience of being alive.