Meditation means to go beyond the limitations of the physical body and the mind. Only when you transcend the limited perspective of the body and the mind do you have a complete dimension of life within you.
When you are identified as the body, your whole life is only about survival. Your whole perspective of life will be simply survival.
When you are identified as the mind, your whole perspective is enslaved to the social perspective, to the religious perspective, to the family perspective.
You can not look beyond that. Only when you become free from the modifications of your own mind will you know the dimension of the beyond.
Your body is just a heap of food you have eaten; your mind is just a heap of impressions you have gathered from the outside.
If you want to know the true quality of who you are, only if you transcend the limitations of your body and mind can there be a possibility for you to experience it.
Meditation is a way of moving into the unlimited dimension of who you are.