There seems to be two parts to life – our inside world and our outside world.
As the short video below by Dillon Brooks explains, it is easy to spend all our time and attention worrying about our outside world, when in fact what matters most is the condition of our inside world.
Often times, it is only until we lay down to sleep that we finally start to let go of all the stress of our outside world.
One of the benefits of meditation is training ourselves to let go of stress throughout the day. Ideally we can learn to let go of things before they cause us worry or stress.
By letting go of our outer world, we can start paying more attention to our inner world. Starting with the breath, we can learn to appreciate the present moment, however boring or simple it may seem at first, the present moment is the only moment we will ever have.
Anything that distracts us from appreciating the present moment is not serving us, nor does it serve anyone else. In fact, the more time we spend fretting and agonizing about our outer world, the worse our outer world will ultimately manifest.