St. Theresa of Avila wrote in The Way of Perfection,
"We must retire within ourselves even during our ordinary occupations. If I can recall the companionship I have within me for so much as a moment, that is of great utility."
It is so difficult during a busy work day to turn within, as St. Theresa describes. This turning within is turning to God, the Holy Spirit dwelling within us by virtue of our baptism. It is easy to say "I am too busy," but she says that just a moment will do. Just a moment.
Perhaps my excuse of being too busy misses the mark. It is not really so much being too busy to be with Him for a moment, as forgetting He is even there. I forget that He is with me each moment of the day and night. I forget that my true purpose is outside of the very moment I am in, rather than remembering that there will come a day when all that matters is the One I love and who loves me. All here on earth will someday pass away - the deadlines, the sorrows and joys, the crisis.
What is needed is to train myself to focus on the very One who can carry me through each day instead of focusing on my own reactions and emotions. I need to remember that I have with me at every moment a Master whom I can consult on the smallest or largest detail of my day. It is perhaps returning to the "old school" practice of aspirations - short prayerful phrases - that lift our hearts and minds to the Lord for a moment. "Jesus, I trust in You."
Dear Jesus, help me to remember You throughout my day. Please ask my guardian angel to give me promptings to turn within to You. Please also give me the grace to respond to those promptings and nurture the remembrance of You throughout my busy days. You are my strength and the delight of my soul. All glory and honor to You...