The concept of Divine Omnipresence, of the pervasiveness of G‑dliness, implies also the concept of hashgachah peratit - of Divine Providence relating to every detail of all creatures and entities in the world and universe.

The principle of hashgachah peratit is itself charged with significant consequences. For it infuses not only the obligation to seek and recognize Providential intent in all one sees, hears and experiences, but also moulds the very consciousness of man in general. It confers the power of positive thinking, an attitude of optimism and joy, and inspires an activist approach to man's service of G‑d.

To be sure, G‑d's presence is hidden, vested and concealed in many `garments.' Nonetheless, the very knowledge of this, the awareness of the reality of Divine Omnipresence, the consciousness that the whole earth is full of His glory and that every motion and thought originates in Him, this in effect removes the screens of G‑d's hiddenness and `causes all workers of iniquity to be scattered.' Thus everyone must realize that he is never ever forlorn: wherever he may be or go, G‑d is always with him.

"One must forever keep in mind the Creator's omnipresence, and that His Shechinah is with you at all times.... One must always be joyful, keeping in mind and believing with absolute faith that the Shechinah is with him and guards him; he is bound up with the Creator, and the Creator is bound up with him in all his limbs and faculties. He `looks' upon the Creator, and the Creator looks upon him. All good things as well as judgments in the world are rooted in G‑d, for His effluence and vitality are in everything; thus `I trust but in Him, and fear but Him, blessed be He....

In short, "Shiviti Hashem" - I have set G‑d before me at all times; as He is at my right hand, I shall not falter" (Psalms 16:8). That is, `I acknowledge and sense the Omnipresence of G‑d, that G‑d is all and that all is in G‑d.Moreover, shiviti has a double meaning. The principle of setting the Divine Presence and Providence before us at all times, per force implies also the interpretation of shiviti as an idiom of shaveh (equal), thus rendering the concept of equanimity: `everything is equal to me;' there is personal indifference to any affectations to the ego (the concept of bitul hayesh), because `G‑d is before me at all times.'