Try the following five steps:

  1. Slowly breathe in fully; breathe out completely 5-7 times.
  2. As you breathe in, imagine all that is goodness … strength … life … peace … love … God … flow into you like fresh air.
  3. As you breathe out, imagine all that is fatigue … tension … stress … anxieties … fears … restlessness … not God ... leave you like air already used up.
  4. Let your breathing help you become aware of God, however you sense God. Recall the last time you felt peace, being loved, or God’s nearness ... re-member ... try to place yourself in that place ....
  5. Rest in God as you would with a close friend, parent, or relative … Simply be …