Many people think that meditation is supposed to handle stress, helping you get away and tune out. Those things are side benefits – the actual purpose of meditation is to help you tune in and get in touch with everything that is happening inside. Meditation, then, is a vehicle to help you find the peace inside you. It helps you to find that space between your thoughts and it is this space which is the corridor to your core consciousness.
It is this connection to your core consciousness that allows all the other benefits of meditation to surface and help you in your daily life!