First, one is to live for God alone. "God alone is our love and our all. Outside of Him we have nothing and must have nothing." Second, one is to stay in intimate communion with God. "Always remain united with our Divine Savior, so that you may never do anything except for His sake." Third, guard against distractions from this union of love. "Watch quietly over your interior, so that no natural affection may steal in, and that, not even for a single moment, you may cease to be intimately united to God, who dwells within you."