We are given a conscience so that an internal voice will guide us through life. Occasionally, light a candle, burn some incense, and quiet your mind. Put yourself in the presence of God. Enter the stillness of your soul and listen quietly to what the voice of conscience says to you. If you are troubled by some particular issue, make the intention as you light the candle and incense that you are seeking guidance concerning it. Then for the next eight or ten minutes, consider the thoughts and promptings that come to you as spiritual instruction on that issue.

Tom Cowan in The Way of the Saints