Opening Your Heart to God

Perhaps the simplest of exercises is to sing one of the names for God. Take some time to relax, fill your heart with love, then put your attention on your heart area. Next, sing inwardly or outwardly your favorite name for God or another spiritually charged word. In The Way of Truth, our fundamental song is the HU song, pronounced like the name Hugh. You may have heard it pronounced like "who" in the Sufi tradition. What matters most is the love you have in your heart, regardless of your chosen word. Continue your song for 15-20 minutes a day.

If you like, after you have been in contemplation and nearing the end, ask simply, "Show me Love" and then just be still until you feel it is time to stop.