Meditation can be likened to the act of prayer; the correct application of prayer can produce similar results to that of meditation. In point of fact if one learnt how to practise the art of meditation correctly, then one would be performing prayers and applying their intentions correctly.
Prayer can be viewed and applied as a movement meditation, this correlation was discovered while on a personal intensive journey of self-discovery, both applications were part of the daily routines to better balance and understand the multidimensional layers. Though both will yield similar personal results/goals/aims, both serve very different purposes, a prayer is the act of acknowledging all positives and negatives in ones life, repenting the negatives and being grateful for the positives, while attempting to communicate with the higher creative forces that might be able to aid or guide ones plight on the earthly plane.
Meanwhile, meditations calls forth ones own inner power, which can also be regarded as a higher creative force that is connected to the universal/cosmic network of higher creative forces. However, meditation applies ones own cosmic experience that springs forth from ones forth and fifth layers that aid and guide us through ones path on the earthly plane.
Note that both practises requires the body, emotion and mind (subsequently the ego personality/character) to acknowledge the existence of a higher creative force, whether internally or externally, for both would be regarded as one, as both are the one and the same network of higher creative force that make up the entire cosmos. In other words, the earthly layers that make up the human being, which are the first three koshas that is the body, breath (emotions) and mind/ego personality (which would include the five senses and sixth sense), must become aware and adhere to the higher existing koshas of the human being, which are unearthly (not of this earth but of the cosmos), which are the forth and fifth layer with its subtle bodies, namely the higher self and the bliss body (which includes the more advanced senses of psychic skills).
In our modern day societies, most operate with the awareness of one or two of their multidimensional layers, completely oblivious to the existence and benefits of the others, some operate with the awareness of three, which often attributes them with above the average intelligence becoming prominent figures of society. While very few operate with the awareness of four layers, although with the wide spread spiritual awakening that is sweeping the planet, more and more are awakening to their other layers, which previously had never even been acknowledged.
Those who operate from all five are rare of our kind, they do not mix in our polluted societies and they dedicate themselves to those who wish to do the same. They are spiritually evolved beings and are connected in body, emotion and mind to the higher creative forces that allows them to be what to us is supernatural beings. One must go in search of such beings, for they do not advertise themselves nor are they easily found, nor do they wish to be found, for if one happens to find one, then one was destined to be the same.
One might wonder and question why do they not make themselves known so they may be an inspiration to others?
The answer might be as simple as if one begins to acknowledge and adhere to the internal higher creative force through awakened meditation, yoga, other spiritual practises and attitude, then it would be the forth layer that is the higher self that would lead you to the path of the fifth, in doing so it will allow you to cross path with a human being who has already reached that state of blissful being.
To reach the fifth layer is not something that can easily be reached in one lifetime, but one must aspire to reach it across many until it is reached. Although there is some that believe if one started extremely young, then before the end of ones life one may reach it and that by reaching this state of bliss it would allow the person a form of immortality. A form could be in essence just a very prolonged life on the earthly plane, for we are all in essence immortal.
The correct practise of meditation will unlock a deeper understanding and connection between all multidimensional layers (koshas), connect to internal and external unlimited reservoir of creative potential over ones entire universe. Meditation requires one to be focused, dedicated and patient for it takes time to reach a state of being where the body, emotion and mind work as one to reach the other two higher internal layers.