Whoever said meditation must be a somber activity practiced in peace and quiet has not meditated in the midst of busy family life.
Here are some circumstances I have been in and meditated, because I really needed to center myself and reclaim my sanity:
Standing in the kitchen cooking dinner - kids running through the room, cat on the counter, hubby pulling into the driveway. My meditation: stand with feet slightly apart, lean against the counter, begin breathing evenly and visualize dinner done and presented at the table surrounded by my hubby and 5 polite and quiet kids. (Don't visualizations become reality?)
Driving the van down the freeway with 20 miles to go and 10 minutes to get there and the kids trying to outdo each other letting me know this! My meditation: turn the music up to block out the kids shouts, begin humming along - which the kids hate and will do anything to get me to stop - even become quiet.
With peace reigning I begin to hear the inner spiritual music right along with that from the CD. Listening to both sounds is rejuvenating and we arrive just in time without feeling stressed.
Kids' bedtime - oh, I mean my bedtime. When 9pm rolls around I tell the kids I have to go to bed, because I must get up earlier than them in the morning to get everyone ready for school. When I'm safely behind my closed bedroom door, I prepare myself for bed, but then enjoy one or two luscious activities.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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