you are wrong, dearth, because though God is profound He most often deals with us in very natural ways & speaks in the first person singular. i.e., we say to 'ourselves' "i wonder....this must mean...etc" and all the while God's Spirit is attempting to bond with ours.<quoted text>
Convicted? I was never even charged!
OK, OK. Dumb joke. Sorry.
I did as you suggest, dozens of times between the ages of 12 and 24 or so. I never felt the presence of anyone or anything whatsoever. There was nothing there but me.
Either the lord speaks to you and ignores me or -- as I suspect -- it's all in your head. There is nothing there but you.
I can always be wrong, though.
Thanks for dropping by.
"those who are joined to the Lord become one spirit" 1 cor 6:10(?)