Neuroscientists are coming with more and more solid proof that meditation is the only way you can transcend the conditioned mind of pain pleasure cycle and reach the ground of stability and calm seeing the world and responding to the world of daily life from the state of higher consciousness. Yes, all your daily routine is useless if you have not meditated upon your higher Self for at least 20 mins in the morning and 20 mins in the evening!
Shuddhaanandaa Brahamchari