Meditation is a solitary practice. You sit alone, close your eyes and focus on your breath. It’s an important technique but to truly balance your mind there is more to it. In Buddhism the four heavenly abodes, or sublime states, can help you find a greater happiness filled with humility, peace and empathy. The first step is mindfulness or achieving a more peaceful state of mind. There are so many complicated guides out there but it can be broken down into five simple steps.