I often get asked the question, what's the point of meditation? Here is a great answer from Ayya Khema. Short, simple.
My take away:
We take great care of our body. We go to sleep to give it some rest. We wash it. We feed it. We protect it. We exercise it . . .
How about our mind? Do we pay attention to it? Do we give it a rest? Do we purify it? . . . For most of us, the answer is no. And yet, our mind is more important to our well being, than our body even.
The only way to care of our mind is through meditation. This is why we should meditate every day.