The shabad prepares us for meditation. By focusing on the shabad during meditation it removes our attention from negativity and distractions.
Meditation changes our expectations and gradually our emotions and behaviour. By practising meditation, we become calmer. In order for meditation to work effectively, it has to be practised consistently.
Meditation is not a game of waiting or maintaining, neither is it a game of rushing or forcing. It is a natural process.
Meditation increases our self worth and value through discipline.