We do not need to meditate. We can remain aware of our oneness with the Infinite Energy Source without it. It may, however, be a useful tool.
Stress can build up like a balloon filling with air. We do not know how to release it because we have lost perspective. The stress keeps building up until the balloon pops and we may have a heart attack or other health crisis.
When we meditate we return to a place beyond thought and emotion. We are restored to our natural state of peace, love and joy.
Let's remember who we are.