Many people feel an urgency to speak up for the changes they want to see in their world. Most of these activists wouldn’t immediately connect their efforts with meditation. Some social activists may want to learn how to meditate, but don’t know how to start to simply sit still. Author Jan Bidwell has worked for change for forty years. As a daily meditator she knows the power of meditation to strengthen a person to work as a political and social activist. In thirty years of teaching meditation, she knows the powerful impact meditation can have for people facing hard realities. Through concrete examples Bidwell shows how the political activist can strengthen and empower their mission by developing a regular practice of sitting still.