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Standing in His Presence

The Mesilas Yesharim says that although it is hard to picture oneself talking to Hashem, with me’at hisbonenus, a bit of concentration, one could speak to Hashem exactly as one speaks to his friend. You may picture a King on a throne gazing down with kindly eyes & looking down at us, or maybe a compassionate old sage – as long as at the same time you tell yourself, “Know this is not Hashem”. This helps one gain a stronger awareness that he is truly talking to Hashem.