Do you ever feel like anything is "missing" for you without regular meditation?
I really do not feel something is missing... For an ordinary person meditation is useless anyway because no one can attain Enlightenment through it in this last Dharma age. More than this, meditation can even be a distraction from the Primal Vow. If Amida wanted us to practice meditation and considered meditation to be helpful to us, then He would have included it in His Primal Vow, which He didn't. As Honen said, Amida chose only His Name from the myriad practices. Why? Because this Name is supreme and all-powerful, and will take us quickly to freedom from birth and death.
Just think - how wonderful it is to say the most important Name in the whole universe! It is a pity people do not realize what great thing they can say with their lips! The Name of the most Powerful, most Compassionate and most Wise Enlightened Person in the ten directions!! What can be missing in that!
More than this, Amida's Name can be said at any time and in any circumstance. Perhaps daily meditation practice may be enjoyable now and then, but more often is a burden because we cannot sustain a constant practice. So, how can I miss something which I cannot regularly practice and cannot attain Enlightenment through it ? When I have the Name of Amida to say and enjoy whenever I like, and in whatever situation I am, without the need to have a special/concentrated state of mind, and when this Name gives me total freedom from birth and death, why should I stop myself from saying it for this or that meditation or mix it with this or that practice?
When one is trully in love with somebody, one will have only the name of that person in mind. It is the same with Amida - if one is trully devoted to Amida, one will not need anything else beside Amida's Name.
I always say this to my Dharma friends, which is what Honen and Shinran said, too: "Be in accord with the Primal Vow". If we do something which was not mentioned in the Primal Vow (saying of the Name in faith and wish to be born in the Primal Vow are the only things mentioned there), then we are not in accord with Amida' s wish and we cannot be born in His fulfilled Pure Land. Even if we may think for a second that we can add something to it, we should let that thought go, and come back to the Primal Vow and Amida's Name.