"It happens quite often, when speaking about prayer, that an associate, or a student, or a directee, or a guest will say something like: “I’m so busy, that I can’t find time to just sit and pray. But, I mean, I talk to God all the time. I talk to God while I’m working, while I’m exercising, while washing dishes.” Etcetera. My response is always the same: “That’s great that you talk to God all the time, but think about this. If to a loved one (spouse, child, close friend, etc.) all you do is to say: ‘I would love to spend time talking to you, but I’m so busy. Let’s talk while I’m working, while I’m exercising, while I’m washing dishes.” But you never stop, set time apart to just be with that loved one. What would that do to the relationship?". . .