It's been said that if you talk to G‑d, you're a religious person; if G‑d talks to you, you're crazy.

I guess that means I'm crazy. G‑d talks to me—not as frequently as He should, but fairly often.

I might be arguing with my wife—that same tired argument that we've had a hundred times already—when something inside me says, "Hey, just a minute. Maybe look at it her way, for a change?"

Who said that, me? I don't talk that way to myself!

Or I might be walking along a sunny street, thinking my usual thoughts—the balance in my bank account, or what to have for lunch—when I'm struck with a deep sadness, a sudden yearning for something higher, something more meaningful. Who said that, me? I don't say things like that—not since I was twenty years old, anyway.

Our Sages tell us that "every day a Heavenly voice issues forth from Mount Sinai" calling for a return to the truth of truths. Asked Chassidism's founder, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov: What is the purpose of this voice, if no one hears it?

But we all hear it, answered the Baal Shem Tov. Every time that we are struck with an unexpected thought that pushes us in the right direction—unexpected because it is totally out of character for us, and a complete departure from our present frame of mind—that means that our inner ear has picked up an echo of the Divine voice calling from Mount Sinai.

Whether or not you make it a habit to talk to G‑d, you should listen to Him talk to you. It'll be the sanest moment of your day.