Learn to converse with Jesus and Mary as intimately as you converse with your good mother. Learn to render to our Lord a detailed account of your soul, of your life.
Know how to tell the Good God, what you think, what you desire, what you grieve over. Talk simply and artlessly with our Lord as if you held conversation with your own soul.
Be a child full of love and openheartedness toward this good Master. And in this labor of love do not speak all the time, but know how to remain silent at the feet of Jesus; find your joy in seeing Him, in contemplating Him, in listening to Him, and in realizing that you are in His Presence; the real language of love is rather interior than exterior.
(St. Peter Julian Eymard from A Eucharistic Handbook)