I once heard a long time practitioner say that he had just realized he firewalled his meditation practice and study from the rest of his life.
The daily practice of meditation and insight is not some sort of hobby or entertainment.
In our meditation we can begin to see how our preconceptions of the world create our world. We can begin to look at that and work with that.
We can begin to see that our circumstances are much more workable than they seem. It’s not that everything is all soft and fuzzy like a teddy bear, but that life is a lot more spacious. Our world is not as concrete hard as it seems and we do not have to exhaust our mind thinking it is so.
We do not have to cling, avoid or ignore as much as we do.