“Clarity is Power.” Meditate to get more clarity and a broader long term perspective. Meditation is not an escape from reality. It is getting in touch with reality. It is a way of understanding reality and a way of understanding yourself and “your operating system.”
Meditation also helps to have a big picture and broad perspective on life (right brain approach) as well as focus on details (left hemisphere approach).
Having a big picture is very important now, especially in the times when the left brain approach has dominated the western thought and culture we are loosing our peripheral vision.
Life is about discovering yourself and creating yourself. A wise old man was asked what he learned about the meaning of life. Well, he answered, “I have learned that I am here on earth to help others. What I still haven’t figured out is why the other people are here?”