Our lives need to be renewed, if possible, daily—through contact with God. The rain of God’s mercy pours every day; and those of us who receive it are washed clean, renewed and re-strengthened for the struggles of life. May I suggest to you a simple exercise? Every morning, as you sit in silence, close your eyes and imagine the life of God coursing through every part of your body, filling it through and through. The life of God is in us already: we have to be conscious of it. Say to yourself: Every moment the life of God—call Him by what name you will, Krishna, the Buddha, Christ, Guru Nanak: they are all so many names of Him who is nameless—is filling every nerve and cell and fibre of my being.
Then begin with the head. Feel the life of God coursing through your head, and say, “The life of God is renewing, revitalising my entire brain, every nerve and nerve centre, and the entire cerebro-spinal-system. And my brain thinks the thoughts of God. It thinks in obedience to the moral law.
“The life of God is renewing the entire sensory system. It is revitalising the eyes; and now my eyes see more clearly, more purely. God’s Light shines in and through them: and God’s light is the light of purity.
“God’s life is revitalising my ears. They hear more clearly and they hear words that are good and noble; and they hear the music of God that thrills the universe from end to end. “God’s life is revitalising my nose…. God’s life is revitalising my throat. How sweetly it sings the name of God and the songs of the saints of God. And it utters words that are sweet and true and helpful to humanity.”
It will take you longer to read this than to put this simple exercise into practice. Repeat this exercise, as often as you can, during the day.