Meditation is the practice of being present and centered. In Zen, they call our constant chatter within our mind the monkey mind. It's not always easy to shut that part of our brain off but, if we practice calmness throughout the day, we can find that we meditate while we are doing some of our favorite things.
Patricia Monoghan, author of Meditation: The Complete Guide, talks about bringing meditation into everyday life. Learn how to infuse the art of meditation into all our activities.