The Great Way of Living is to always focus on a Higher vibration. It is to learn to respond wisely to each moment of Now. The cycles of life are here to uplift you in consciousness. You also need to give time to yourself to heal with Love, and to integrate into the new you.
Humanity and the planet has been in an Ascension process for many years already. We are in the middle of a rapid acceleration that over the next 4 years will bring the level of Mass Consciousness into the realm of Unconditional Love. After an integration period of about 5 years there will be a new massive period of acceleration that will catapult humanity as a whole towards the very top of the scale.
When we meditate, it is quite easy to experience the higher states of consciousness. When we become sad, angry of afraid, our consciousness goes down, but regardless of ups and downs every person has their base Level of Realization (LOR) at which they function during the normal day. Therefore meditation is essential to raise the Level of Realization (LOR) and integrate into a higher consciousness.