It prepares you to be your best self, to be ready for challenging moments, to handle stressors, and to give your strengths away more freely. It readies you for each new moment in your day – all of your transitions – from eating to working to driving to talking to typing to listening.
It works. Brief meditations and abridged mindfulness-based programs are gaining traction in peer-reviewed research studies. The belief that one has to meditate for 1 hour a day in order to find benefit has been disproven. While reports from the field are overwhelmingly positive about this practice (see examples below), research is needed on the specifics of this technique.