Prayer is our most universal and yet also individual way of communicating with the divine and connecting with the infinite dimensions of our being. We each have our own way of prayer and praise, of speaking to the sacred mystery. Some of us feel a very personal relationship with God and others feel God as a more universal energy not to be personified. Yacoboni has been on a spiritual search most of her life. She grew up Catholic and her spiritual search has gone through many incarnations. Yacoboni shares that Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi reminded her, “’Don’t throw those saints and guides and guardian angels out with that institution, with that religion you walked out of. They are part of you and they will always be there for you.’ It wasn’t long after it that I had a great challenge in my life and I found myself saying Hail Marys.” Allow yourself to be inspired by the various ways others practice prayer: prayer as deep listening, a creative state, even the freeing of a whale caught up in fishing lines. Hopefully our whole life is a prayer.