Friday, October 19, 2007

What kind of experience are you having?

Life, well, has been crazy. I am running around and getting lots done. I am happy to see that I have accomplished so much. But as I look to the way side I see the lost moments of bonding with my husband, playing with my children, just keeping the house in an organized manner or tending to my spiritual needs.

I was watching a religious program on TV. It was put on by a local church but not the LDS church. I spent time listening while I folded laundry. It was great. I really enjoyed hearing the women share their testimonies of Christ. They were firm in their beliefs of Our Savior. It really was a blessing to my spirit. They spent some of the time sharing that we need to be still and listen to the spirit. This was just an echo of what our prophet has stated in recent years. They ladies then discussed life and how we perceive it. As they continued my mind was drawn back to a quote "We are not earthly beings having a spiritual experience. We are SPIRITUAL beings having an earthly experience." Yes,I know that is not exactly right but you have heard something similar. I realized that lately I have been living the earthly experience seeking for that spiritual experience. It really has been an awakening for me. I am not sure exactly what I am going to do to make the change but I am sure enlightenment is the first step. So I ask, what kind of experience are you having?


Misty said...

Well, I'm sick at the moment with a nasty cold, and Olivia is attempting to get up at 5am, but other then that - - GREAT!!! (wink)

It's amazing how the little things help me in my life daily. They carry me far............. Lately, that's what I've been trying to focus on.

Holly said...

Pretty much the same kind of experience you are. I'm not tending to my spiritual needs and I'm very much aware of it. It's something I really want to work on.

Melissa said...

They have a great institute class here that is just for moms. So we can drag our kids there and not feel like we are bothering the others. It is a great addition to my week. I only need to do better at the homework. I didn't read anything this week!! I definitely need to have more spiritual time. But you are a very spiritual person, don't feel guilty. You are raising God's children and that is more than enough.