I used to meditate a fair bit, and I found it very healing in the stage of my life where I was struggling with infertility. I was spending lots of time reading about meditation, practicing, and even went to a three day workshop on lovinkindness meditation. (I spent the first two days plotting how to get out and go shoe-shopping. On the third day, I finally stood still and meditated).
The workshop reminded me, more than anything, that I am seeking that spiritual side of myself again. I miss it. I am so caught up in the happiness of being a mother, the fullness of having a child, and the busyness of everyday life, that I forget to connect with that side of me for which I do not have a name. I need it. I also need to connect more with my husband. Emma is good at taking all of my attention, but it is my job to balance out my time and energy between all sides of me, and not just pour it into the mother-role.
All this in just one hour of meditation! I am going back for more, probably every Saturday morning if I can wake up, and also will restart my own program at home, depending on how I feel inclined.
Are any of you into meditation? What forms of it? what about other forms of spiritual practice or beliefs that are different than the mainstream?