The mind-blowing, transformative, sometimes scary, surprises that I used to have in meditation have become standard, reliable features of the inner landscape. That is, the ceilings of the past have become the floors of the present.
As energetic beings, we are, each one of us, both infinite and finite. The Infinite has focused itself into the finite to become an individual. Each individual retains some consciousness of the Infinite which is its source.
What would be the benefit of increasing that consciousness of the Infinite that is innate to every individual? There are five benefits:
There are two ways of defining meditation. The first definition is, "Becoming aware of more of reality than that of which one is normally aware." For example, there is a meditation that creates the Delta brain waves of deep sleep, even more strongly than they occur naturally, and yet with awareness of the surroundings. In this state you are aware of a condition that happens nightly, unconsciously. There is another meditation that gives awareness of your body's magnetic field, a scientific reality for which we have no direct physical sensation. By meditation you can have control over your metabolic rate, which is otherwise not even conscious. And in a meditative state you can "see" connections between the events in your life that reveal a surprising interrelation.