This ancient prayer from India can help set an intention for any practice of meditation, yoga, chanting. Anytime you wish to connect with your true, divine, authentic self, it can help to use this mantra. You can recite it in English or in Sankrit. It allows you to connect to your inner spirit and release the preprogramming of your ego, time-bound mind to allow you to see the reality of who you are, your spirit self having a human experience.
Lead me from the unreal to the real
Tamasoma jyotir gamaya
Lead me from darkness to light
Mrityorma amritam gamaya
Lead me from time-bound consciousness to the timeless state of being
Brhadaranyaka Upanishad â€” I.iii.28