I think the trick is to not have hard edges, with God or people. The presence can be with you all the time, going through experience with you and easing in and out of with you. All is tempered this way. This is better then having experience beat you up and then in panic having to run to him, although there is a place for that too in life..
Rather, God can be a silent companion as you venture through this seemingly foreign land. It does seem as if you have to go through everything alone. Still, you can also have a tempering companion present. It's not easily done but I think it's the way to go. It's how to use God and live with God in a real way.
What can be helpful is to begin the day with this intent and as you slip away and forget be drawn back into it. It's a starting point and hopefully one that can be maintained for periods of time.