Choose a mantra or ''prayer word'' such as ''God,'' ''love,'' ''Spirit,'' or ''Jesus'' to quiet the mind when distracting thoughts intrude.
Close your eyes and start reciting the mantra aloud at first, so you can listen to yourself speaking or chanting the mantra.
After a few minutes, begin to recite more quietly, whispering and finally only moving your lips to form the mantra without producing an audible sound.
Recite the mantra in your mind, repeating it mentally without moving your lips.
To reach union with God, the intellect must obviously blind itself to all the paths along which it can travel.
St. John of the Cross
Letting go of all – even the great gift of our intellect – is the only requirement for attaining union with God. Pray today to be single-minded in seeking God alone – to not be deterred from the one path leading to union with your Beloved.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?