Meditation is a tool to help us clear our mind and to receive personal revelation, answers to prayers and guiding thoughts. It is a powerful spiritual activity and should be a part of every LDS's prayer and devotional life.
In the article, Brother McLemore gives us ideas for "LDS Mantras" that can be incorporated into our daily meditation practice. Using these mantras will help to focus our attention and make our meditation more effective.
One of the most powerful forms of meditation is meditating on the Word of God. The Bible is full of scriptures that can inspire, comfort, and challenge us. The more you read, the more you will enrich your understanding and improve your ability to apply the truths of the Bible to your life.
When you meditate on the Word of God, you are setting yourself apart from all of the noise and distractions of the world so that your mind can focus. Like other forms of meditation, it is important to set aside time for this.
Try to find a quiet, empty space where you can sit and focus for 20 minutes or so. You can do this in a bedroom or a living room, but it is best to avoid noisy surroundings or those that are distracting.
Another helpful meditation technique is to choose a phrase and repeat it to yourself in your mind, focusing on the words that you have chosen. At first your thoughts will intrude, but this is not a problem, as it will only serve to draw you back to the words of your mantra.