Sit straight in a chair in a comfortable position.
Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly:
Lord have mercy...
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
You are simply trying to focus yourself to pay attention to your conversation.
One should not proceed in a way that is distressing or disturbing to a soul.
St. Teresa of Avila
A wise guide as well as an experienced seeker, Teresa was well aware of the destructive power of distress or disturbance for the one who is drawn to a more intimate relationship to God. Pray today for inner peace; this comes when we entrust ourselves to God alone.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?