“Quiet Your Mind, and Go to Your Grove” (a poem)

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“The sublime vision comes to the pure and simple soul

 in a clean and chaste body.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

When I’m searching for answers, and wrestling for truth
I’ve found there’s a pattern of things I must do
My insight comes usually not when I’m kneeling
But after cultivating calm, then receiving a feeling

Distractions are so loud, but the truth is more discreet
The Spirit’s never really been in business to compete
So shut off your screen, and put down your phone
Quiet your mind, and go to your grove

If you first clear your head, then take time to ruminate
You’ll pave the way for the truth to illuminate
Treasure up continually the words of life in your mind
And then when you need them, they’re right there for you to find
(You had the answers the whole time!)

To cultivate creativity
To truly live whole-heartedly
This is what I do and how I must I be
To hear the words God speaks to me

“[T]reasure up in your minds continually the words of life, and it shall be given you in the very hour…”

 

      -Doctrine & Covenants 84:85

(borrowed a few lines from this masterpiece)

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