The benefits are many and varied, of course. That goes without saying and I won’t list them all here. (Physical, emotional and mental well-being are at the top of the list.)
Meditation is not about having epiphanies or grand realizations that immediately lead to enlightenment (however you want to define that).
Meditation is about the daily choice and consistency that you give to yourself to support your movement into a deeper understanding and awareness.
And there will be shifts in your awareness. Greater clarity will naturally arise and you will realize things like:
“Oh yeah, I do try to control my relationship with X and I don’t have to. In fact it is limiting things and damaging (in a way I did not see before).”
“I have been trying so hard to accomplish X and I don’t have to. I can easily accomplish what I want to do by allowing it to happen. The work has been done and I can get out of the way.”
“Here is a new idea or clarity about X that I never had before.“
And it will effortless and natural. So there will be a shift in perception and thinking arising from a greater awareness of reality.
Meditation is about embracing more ease into your life. An ease based on the observation and knowing of who you are.
And the daily choice to meditate is a choice that will lead to wonderful and amazing things and support you in your life.