Rabbi Shalom Noach Brazovsky, the Slonimer Rebbe, wrote a book called Netivot Shalom (Peaceful Ways) that spoke very simply and directly to the question of how we can become more acutely conscious and aware of what he believes is our inherent closeness to God. The Hasidic tradition placed great emphasis on this loving closeness or cleaving to God, which they called devekut. The Slonimer emphasizes that attaining devekut is not the problem: since we and all creation are constantly being re-created anew at every moment, as Hasidim believe, we are constantly in devekut. Our ears couldn't hear if they weren't in devekut. Our minds couldn't work if we weren't in devekut. Our hearts wouldn't beat if they weren't in devekut. The problem is only to be more aware that we are in devekut, to do everything we can to enhance that awareness.

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Jewish with Feeling by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Joel Segel