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.
All the imperfections and disorders of the sensory part are rooted in the spirit and from it receive their strength.
St. John of the Cross
Recognize that when the spirit is divided and inattentive to the ways of God, the sensory part is often disordered or riddled with imperfections. Pray today for healing of your spirit, so that your whole self is directed In the ways of God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?