Meditation allows us to see that we are not, essentially, defined or limited by our bodies, our minds, or the various patterns through which our senses perceive the external world. We are able to see that we are, essentially, is the hub from which all these forms and ideas arise and around which they revolve. From the sacred hub, we can see a glowing presence, a shimmering light, around everything. This emanation of energy, of presence, of consciousness, saturates each cell, each plant, each mountain, each person, each universe. All of these things are the spokes of the sacred hub, the Self.
This energy of consciousness is revealed in silence, and it is completely beautiful, full of love. In this beauty we fall in love with all things. It is not possessive love. It is not dependant love. It's simply a quality of that consciousness that emerges from silence.
We will never be truly happy unless we return to this source. If we would just sit quietly by the open window of our heart for a few minutes each day, soon the light of that consciousness will be evident.