Jon Kabat-Zinn, from Wherever You Go, There You Are
"Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are. Perhaps its value lies precisely in this. Maybe we all need to do one thing in our lives simply for its own sake.
"But it would not quite be accurate to call meditation a 'doing.' It is more accurately described as a 'being.' When we understand that 'This is it,' it allows us to let go of the past and the future and wake up to what we are now, in this moment."