If you cannot meditate, you can repeat one simple word; this is good
for the soul. Do not say anything else, just repeat the word over
and over, innumerable times. Finally, it will lose all meaning, yet
take on an entirely new significance. God will open the doors and
you will find yourself using that simple word to say everything you
wanted to say. Thus, routine work can be transformed into prayer.
When Magdalena entered the room the next tim,e Inigo asked her for paper and ink. He had found the formula and dide not want it to slip from his mind.
"In those who proceed from good to better, the good spirit touches such a soul gently and softly as when water drops upon a sponge, and the evil spirit strikes it sharply and noisily, causing disquiet as when water drops upon a stone."
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