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.
We know we have souls. But we seldom consider the precious things that can be found in this soul, or who dwells within it, or its high value.
St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa knew that the more we become preoccupied with the things of this world, the less we “see” our true spiritual value. Pray today for the grace to remember that you are the dwelling place of God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?