So, I've been wondering what meditation really does do for Jedi.... - getting closer to the Force - mental focus - discipline - stress reduction I generally assume that good mental focus and specific training is essential for a person recognize their Force capabilities, otherwise one might grow up with no knowledge of what they can do, like Luke. Without the right mental focus, force ability could be easily mistaken for just really good instincts and reflexes. And mediation might be like mental flossing for Jedi. They have to keep it up to keep a clear mind to use the Force. Clutter up your mind with the tooth decay to too much stuff and without good focus, the Force just slips away.