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10/29/2014 09:10 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2014

Daily Meditation: Safe In The Womb

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a song by contemporary American folk singer Angel Olsen. The safety we experience in the womb is soon met with a chaotic and challenging world outside. But we can always return to a place of calm within ourselves, and meditation is one key way to do that.

Safe In The Womb by Angel Olsen

I was safe when I was in the womb
I was warm when I was wrestling
To get out
Out of the flesh

And the sound of the world filled easily
And the eyes above watched eagerly
In the hopes of a name
In the hopes of a change

It was all bright, clear
It was all bright, clear

Deep in the nest of an endless dream
When a stranger thought becomes of me
It can slowly turn my blood
Just as the rings around our ever burning sun
Eventually wilt a once freshly blooming bud

It was all bright, clear
Oh, it was all bright, clear

Subtly shedding back the years
And after all we soon disappear
Yes, into the dark depths we all soon disappear
Out of this labyrinth that makes our world
How do we ever know the light inside ourselves?
To know that the skin that we wear is raw
That we can be anything if we know anything at all
Yes, we can be anything if we know anything at all

Bright, clear
And it was bright, clear

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