When all other methods of meditation prove fruitless or too hard, let him try the simplest of all methods--the Spiritual Declaration--and bring words to his help. They may be reduced to a single one--the name of his spiritual leader, or of a moral quality towards which he aspires, or of an inner state which he seeks to achieve. Of the first kind, a specimen is the name "Jesus"; of the second, "Love"; of the third, "Peace." Or a few words may be combined into the phrasing of any helpful statement, metaphysical/mystical affirmation, or devotional prayer.
-- Notebooks Category 4: Elementary Meditation > Chapter 6: Mantrams, Affirmations > # 98