St. Clare of Assisi wrote to Agnes: “Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!” We may wonder how we can do that. We may wonder how to calm our minds enough to see the reflection of Divine Love. One way is to breathe slowly and breathe again slowly, and breathe again deeply. Focusing without too much effort, just breathe again, again, and again. Believe that the Loving Presence thrives on stillness. Stillness blossoms into adoration. Adoration longs for Loving Presence. With longing, place our minds before the mirror of eternity. The world today can be blessed by those who breathe a peaceful vibration into the atmosphere. A “distraction” could be calling us to take what is coming to mind and bless it so that we can place it before the mirror of eternity. We must breathe now––breathe again and again. We must be still…and place our minds before the mirror of eternity.
—from the book Eucharistic Adoration: Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition
by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration