In this short video, I meet with you at dawn at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. I'm on a weeklong prayer retreat, and in this video introduce you to a simple practice for not only awakening to the new day, but to an experience of prayer that includes all your senses, and therefore by-passes mere thoughts about God to meet with the real presence of God. I tell the story of a man who'd felt a growing distance between what he knew in his heart about God and what he was actually experiencing. This is an invitation to spiritual awakening.