Meditation can be described as "opening to each moment with calm awareness". It doesn't have to be a boring practice.
All major religions offer some forms of meditation. Even those who are not religious or spiritual can gain valuable qualities such as focus and clarity from quieting the mind.
Though reaching a state of thoughtlessness can be beneficial so can flowing with our thoughts. Not trying to diagnose or direct our thoughts is encouraged. Letting our mind flow keeps us from getting stuck or polarized.
Starting with just 10 minutes a day can make a difference. Find a quiet spot where you won't be distracted or interrupted. A candle and/or incense can help you ready yourself and dispel negative energy. Practice with dedication to the same place and time daily. Studies show repetition is necessary to create a new habit.
Psychiatrists and psychologists now promote "mindfulness" which is a bi-product of meditation. Those who suffer from depression or bi-polar disorders have experienced peace and balance, often leading to healing.
Tapping into the higher frequencies of a meditation state is something I teach in my courses. At these frequencies we experience peace, balance and joy. Things flow more easily.