St Teresa of Avila tells us: “Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends.
“What then can arouse us from this wretched sluggishness, if not the practice of mental prayer? Little by little mental prayer, well made, will penetrate us deeply with the things of God. It will keep the supernatural always present to our mind.” (Vitalis Lehodey OCR)
And what else do you search for outside, when within yourself you possess your riches, delights, satisfactions, fullness, and kingdom – your Beloved whom you desire and seek? God is nearer to us than the air we breathe and He was ‘waiting’ there before you took your first breath.