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.
If [these souls] do have envy, it will not be vicious as before, when they were distressed that others were preferred to them and more advanced.
St. John of the Cross
As souls grow closer to God, although they continue to experience their sinful tendency toward envy, they are more aware of it, asking for God’s mercy, rather than comparing themselves to others. Let “Lord have mercy,” be your prayer today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?