Be regular in the hours you devote to Japam or repetition of God’s name. On holidays, when you have no worry of office or shopping, do more Japam till late into the morning. Do with love and enthusiasm. It should become natural for you to do so. The Grace of the Guru helps a lot; you can win His grace by your efforts and earnest prayer. Vivekananda was sliding into atheism and agnosticism as he read more and more books, but a touch from the hand of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, his Guru, transformed him completely. You can also win this Grace, by your efforts and earnest prayer. Before you start meditation, chant Soham, inhaling So and exhaling Ham. Soham means ‘He is I’, it identifies you with the Infinite and expands your Consciousness. Harmonise your breath and thoughts. Breathe gently and naturally; do not make it artificial and laboured. It must flow in and out, soft and silent!