Direct experience is you living directly instead of indirectly. What does that mean? It means that you are not filtrating the input that reality bestows upon you. You do not judge, you do not project your own conditioned personhood unto life.
Direct experience is simply you living life as life, instead of you living life as merely a person. A person always lives indirectly, whereas presence always lives directly.
Meditation is an attempt to reach ones own sense of presence, it is an attempt to living life more directly.
When you live life directly, you are more fulfilled, you are more happy and you are more yourself.