“The question often arises, ‘How can a deep period of stillness and contemplation have any relevance to daily life and current world issues?’ Or, in the same light, ‘What does ancient philosophy have to do with modern life?’

Meditation practice is relevant because in meditation our conceptual mind relaxes and we can feel who we are at heart."

The Shambhala Principle, Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure, Sakyong Mipham, Page 136, Being (2013).