Q. How can meditation persist in one’s daily existence?
A. By merely constantly posing the question to oneself of ‘what’ is doing the acting, talking, feeling, thinking, or observing. This is a focus of attention, with no languaging. The spiritual teacher Ramana Maharshi called that process ‘self-inquiry’, which he recommended as a technique that was suitable at all times in all activities. Continuous meditation could be likened to a mudra, or posture and attitude, in which every act is sanctified by its surrender as an act of service or worship. When one’s attitude towards everything becomes a devotion, Divinity reveals itself.
The Eye of the I, ch. 17, pg. 321