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.
For in order to know ourselves, it helps a great deal to speak with someone who already knows the world for what it is.
St. Teresa of Avila
Praising spiritual mentors who are grounded and wise, Teresa invites us to seek this accompaniment if we are to “know ourselves.” Pray today for an openness to seek the guidance of others, as you deepen your self-awareness on this spiritual journey
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?