Based solely on my personal experience, meditation helps by:
Eliminating the bullshit generated by the mind, and our culture, so that only the Truth remains. By eliminating false views, cravings are also eliminated. By wiping away all the false, all we are left with is the sacred Truth. The precious jewel of Dharma.
That’s how it works.
That’s why children and dogs are already enlightened, they don’t have all the mental crap in their heads. Once we eliminate the clutter, the Truth sets us free.
“Everyone is suffering. Suffering from self-inflicted delusions.” – D.Wilbanks
Meditation == Mental Floss. And we should floss daily 🙂