The tangible benefits of meditation can be felt every day. These range from reduced stress, to improved sleep, to overcoming the urge to check our phones every other minute. But the ultimate benefit of meditation, the one that serves us for a lifetime, is mindfulness. Mindfulness is a quiet rebellion against the to-do list. It’s about closing a few of those tabs in the brain’s browser. It’s about letting go of the past and putting the future on hold so that we can focus on the present, where life actually happens.