I've grown more interested in meditation over the last year. As your life gets busier and more stressful, I think you feel more of a need to clear your mind and find a space of thoughfulness (or maybe thoughtlessness?). My yoga instructor lead us through a nice breathing meditation at the beginning of class the other day. It went something like this:
Breathe in understanding.
Breathe in compassion.
Breathe in love.
I thought it was a nice way to let go of some of those negative emotions that we hold onto so tightly at times and focus on the positive feelings we want to fill ourselves with.