Meditation is spiritual. It’s my time to connect to the love of my Heavenly Father, the courage of my Savior, and the comfort of the Holy Ghost. In today’s world, we can all get pretty high-strung and focused on what we think needs to get done. Meditation can remind us why we’re doing it and the power through which anything good is accomplished.
For me, meditating usually involves listening to gentle music or inspiring words. I try to start my day with hymns or scriptures and then turn them up again as I get dinner ready so I’m in a good frame of mind to make it to bedtime smoothly. I journal about the lines that stand out and feel like personal messages to me. The words are lighthouses in the darkness, giving hope when I don’t know how life will turn out. Meditation really is needed daily.
Below are some links with audio that can help you connect to higher power.
Scriptures – Click on the books and then you can choose the chapter and push play so it reads to you.
General Conference – I especially love the women’s session each fall! I will continue to add some favorite specific talks that are always lovely to reflect on: Mothers who Know by Julie B. Beck, Am I Good Enough? Will I Make it? by Elder J. Devn Cornish of the Seventy, Forget Me Not by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Rise to the Stature of the Divine Within You by President Gordon B. Hinckley
Take time to allow calm media to calm you. Take time to be holy and ponder truth. As you practice pondering, you’ll notice the joy in little things, like the feel of the water on your hands as you wash the dishes or the clouds in the sky as you run errands. When you try to regularly escape to nature (or your bedroom) and pray – not just for emergencies – you keep a part of that peace with you all the time. If you lean on God, you will see Him in the faces of the people you scurry to serve. Allow your spirit to rush less, so you can feel more. I know it’s hard, but it really is what this life is all about.