Meditation is a method of training your mind to interact with life in a different way, a better and more positive way. Meditation teaches you to observe your thoughts without judging them. You watch them enter your mind and in the same way you watch them also disappear.
It allows you to view deeper parts of yourself and life more clearly, and the ability to listen to your inner voice with greater intent. It lets you slow down temporarily, leaving all the demands on you behind for those moments. With time and practice, meditation can teach the mind to become calm and silent, where troubling thoughts become a distant memory.