Swami Satchidananda explains that behind all of our actions is this one goal. If we ask someone, "Why are you going to college?" the response will usually be, "I want to get a degree, find a good job, make a lot of money and be happy ever after."
Meditation is like preparing for sleep. If you place yourself in a peaceful room, with relaxed posture and gently focus the mind, then meditation can come by itself.
In this talk, Sri Swami Satchidananda asserts that all problems can be solved through the regular practice of meditation.