There are many benefits of Meditation including stress reduction, better concentration and a greater level of physical and mental well-being.
Some people find Meditation helpful in bringing about positive change in their lives as Meditation helps in visualizing one's dreams and goals. If you believe, as many do, that thoughts lead to things becoming a reality, Meditation can be a very powerful tool.
You don't have to go into a trance to meditate. It's easier to do than most people realize!