We all deal with challenges, misadventures, and backfires in our walk through life. Sometimes the stress and strain of it all can veer us off course, so that we say and do things that would be better not said and done. In order to think beyond the details of life, some suggest meditation as a way to quiet the mind. Once considered as only a practice for yogis and religious leaders, meditation has become a popular way to engage in reflection and contemplation. Let’s take a closer look at the use of concentrated focus to achieve mental clarity and emotional balance.