Begin with a brief meditation about what you are asking for. Today we are asking for ourselves.
The Asking implies two moments: one in which we meditate on what we truly need, and another moment in which we ask for the fulfillment of these needs.
In Silo’s speech we find the following: “…In some moment of the day or night inhale a breath of air, and imagine that you carry this air to your heart.” How do I bring this breath to my heart? I take in a deep breath of air and I keep concentrating it, pushing the air “toward the inside of my heart.” I can place my hand on my heart and feel my heart beating. I can go concentrating my Asking, repeating it with my “inner voice” or out loud, concentrating the Asking in my heart. It is recommended that this be done briefly with intention.
You must be very clear about this: You are not at war with yourself. Rather, you must begin treating yourself like an old friend with whom you must now reconcile, for ignorance and life itself have driven you apart.