This is a very important post. I wish I had understood this early on when I started meditating. I got an impression that meditation will take care of everything for me. Which was far from true. It does help. And it helps perhaps more than anything else, but it does so by refining the mind. It will not give ideas. It will make the mind more able to generate good ideas. The effects take time, sometimes years before we start to feel the powerful benefits. Till then our ego conveniently dismisses the small but much more significant changes that are coming over our lives.