It is a part of, not apart from, but not the whole of living a great life. At different times and during different experiences the importance of daily practice has fluctuated. And over time the ideas, techniques, values and skills simply become integrated into daily life. The distinction between a ‘formal sit’ and ‘daily life’ just falls away.
Sort of like when I was getting sober decades ago and learning how to live life without a drink it took effort, time, and practice. The new habits of sober life took a while to master and then just became who I was becoming. Same for the pragmatic practices and views described on this blog.