One of the great benefits of deep meditation is that after awhile you become more discerning and your intellect becomes more refined, and while you can still enjoy relationships and enjoy experience, you are not obsessive or compulsive about it; you don't have these needs that must be satisfied. You are not caught up or frantic in relationships.
~Roy Eugene Davis
This description of the freedom bestowed by deep meditation can remind us to focus on how we spend time and energy each day. We all need to ask: Is this time spent watching television leading me to freedom or just a way of killing time? Am I eating or drinking something to nurture my body or to provide a pleasant stimulus to my mind? Am I saying something to defend a bruised ego or to support the person I am with? Our meditation practice enables us to make the right choices and can lead us to freedom.