The famous contemplative of the middle ages, Meister Eckhart, said that we need to practice the contemplative life, just as a violinist needs to practice the violin. Praying into the depths of our own being where God dwells as a living presence requires practice.
With daily practice of a method like Centering Prayer, the usually unheard music of God begins to flow through us, playing through us in our lives, playing us in life.
If you want this intention summed up in a word, to retain it more easily, take a short word, preferably of one syllable, to do so…And fix this word fast to your heart…if you are ever tempted to think what it is that you are seeking, this one word will be sufficient answer. The Cloud of Unknowing