You know that God is everywhere . . . that is to say, wherever God is, there is heaven . . . Remember how St. Augustine tells us about his seeking God in many places and eventually finding him within himself. Do you suppose it is of little importance that a soul which is often distracted should come to understand this truth and to find that, in order to speak to its Eternal Father and to take its delight in him, it has no need to go to heaven or speak in a loud voice? However quietly we speak, he is so near that he will hear us; we need no wings to go in search of him but have only to find a place where we can be alone and look upon him present within us . . . We must talk to him very humbly, as we should to our father, ask him for things as we should ask a father, tell him our troubles, and beg him to put them right.
– St. Teresa of Avila