“Retire from the world each day to some private spot, even if it be only the bedroom (for a while I retreated to the furnace
room for want of a better place). Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God's presence envelopes you….Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to
compete with others. Give yourself to God and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think….Learn to pray inwardly every moment. After a while you can do this even while you work….Read less, but more of what is important to your inner life. Never let your mind remain scattered for very long. Call home your roving thoughts. Gaze on Christ with the eyes of your soul. Practice spiritual concentration. All the above is contingent upon a right relation to God through Christ and daily meditation on the Scriptures. Lacking these, nothing will help us; granted these, the discipline recommended will go far to neutralize the evil effects of externalism and to make us acquainted with
God and our own souls” (A.W. Tozer, as quoted by Donald Whitney in his book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, 199).