Meditation is what we are, not what we do.
The separate self is what we do, not what we are.
– Rupert Spira
If by meditation, we mean resting as presence, then yes, meditation is what we are. Meditation is what we are noticing itself, whether it’s presence noticing itself as presence, presence noticing itself as content of experience, love noticing itself as content of experience, emptiness noticing itself as that which allows and is all of that.
The separate self is what presence (or Big Mind) does. It’s the active expression of presence or Big Mind.