The ultimate goal of meditation practice is to bring awareness to every moment of one’s life, not just the time one spends in a formal meditation session.
That said, setting aside time each day to cultivate awareness is an indispensable part of the process.
Most people find that the more time they devote to meditation “on the cushion,” the easier it is to bring awareness to their experiences “off the cushion.”
Be ever mindful of the shortcomings of desire’s rewards, and know that all the phenomena of the cycle of existence are never still, like the ripples on a pond, and that these manifestations of delusion, which are no things in themselves, are like magic and dreams.
When you have the determination to be free of samsara and are content with your material situation, you will be able to sit quietly with your mind happy and at ease.
When performing the meditation practice one should develop the feeling of opening oneself completely to the whole universe with absolute simplicity and nakedness of mind, ridding oneself of all protecting barriers.
Don’t mentally split into two when meditating, one part of the mind watching the other like a cat watching a mouse.
One should realize that one does not meditate to go deeply within oneself and withdraw from the world: complete openness of mind is the essential point.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
There are a vast amount of buddhas already, and each one manifests countless forms simultaneously, throughout all of the planes of cyclic existence, for the benefit of all beings.
However, at any given time, each individual being will have a stronger karmic connection with certain buddhas - more so than with other buddhas.
Likewise, if you were a buddha - since a huge number of beings throughout cyclic existence would have a stronger karmic connection with you during certain times - you would be able to benefit them much more directly than the many other buddhas would be able to.
The deeper you realise this, the stronger your bodhicitta motivation becomes - The stronger your compassionate wish to attain the enlightened state of a buddha for the benefit of all beings.