July 27

Practicing the Presence of God

How easy it is to pack the day with foolishness, how difficult to fill it with worthwhile activities and thoughts! Yet God is not so much interested in what we are doing as in where the mind is. Everyone has a different difficulty, but God doesn't listen to arty excuses. He wants the devotee's mind to be engrossed in Him in spite of any troublesome circumstances.

--Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest