When the mind starts to become more and more quiet in meditation, thoughts of needing this or that subside – it becomes composed and settled in itself. Your mind becomes under your control.
The mind is our conscious energy, meaning whatever we apply the mind to we become aware of. If the mind starts to be aware of itself only then it settles down and becomes composed. Then the peace comes. This the great masters realized was the true Self, who we really are – all imaginations subsided and they settled into that state effortlessly at all times.
If we can practice meditation every day our mind becomes concentrated and is able to gradually settle. We can cool the mind down from being like a red-hot iron and make better decisions and judgements in our daily lives. We can become its master and achieve that peace and contentment which we are all looking for deep down.