The practice of meditation…puts us in position to be open to God’s search of us…It does not simply help us focus on something else (God’s laws, precepts, or deeds) but facilitates the process by which we focus on Someone Else focusing on us.
It is one thing for God to search. It is quite another for me to feel searched. It requires me to be present, which requires work.
-Curt Thompson Anatomy of the Soul p.176