July 29

Practicing the Presence of God

There cannot be any excuse for not thinking of God. Day and night, rolling in the background of your mind, God! God! God! ... Whether you are washing dishes or digging a ditch or working in an office or a garden--whatever you may be doing--inwardly say, "Lord, manifest to me! You are right here. You are in the sun. You are in the grass. You are in the water. You are in this room. You are in my heart."

--Paramahansa Yogananda, "Self-Realization Magazine"