I maintain by God's eternal truth that God must pour himself, without reservation, with all his powers, into everyone who has sunk completely into himself and has touched bottom. For it is God's very nature to give himself to all those who are empty. And God will give himself so fully and completely that nothing will be left of Himself. Nothing will be left of His essence, His nature, nor His creation. God must pour everything, His totality, into that person who has completely given himself to Him.
By aligning with God's will, a person takes on the taste
of God: grief and joy, bitterness and sweetness, darkness
and light- and all of life- become a divine gift.
I will never ask God to give Himself to me. All I ask
is that He makes me pure and empty. For it is God's very
nature to give Himself to those who are pure, and to
fill those who are empty.
When the soul is totally lost it finds that it is the
very Self it had sought for so long in vain.
Here the soul is God. Here it enjoys supreme bliss.
Here it is sufficient unto itself.
Here it shines with it's own radiance. Here, at last,
it has found that the Kingdom of God is itself.
There is no need to look for God here or there.
He is no farther away than the door of your own heart.
In this divine birth I find that God and I are the same:
I am what I was and what I shall remain, now and forever.
I am carried above the highest angels. I neither increase
nor decrease, for in this birth I have become the motionless cause of all that moves. I have won back what has always been mine. Here, in my own soul, the greatest of all miracles has taken place-god has returned to God!
Truly, I am so content with God's care of me with whatever He gives or does not give me that there is not the slightest difference between what I have and the best I could ever wish for myself.
So , if God is to give, He must first find someone who will receive, and none but the humble can receive the gift of God.
Completely surrender your will to God and in return
He will give you his will, so fully and without reserve
that it will become your own.
If I were to say God exists, this would not be true. He is being beyond being. He is nothingness beyond being. This is why St. Augustine says the best thing to be said about God is Silence.
The only work we should rightly undertake is eradication of self.
Could you completely forget your self even for
just an instant, you would be given everything.
God is nearer to me than I am to myself.
I Am can be spoken by no creature, but by
God alone. I must become God and God must become me,
so completely that we share the same "I" eternally.
Our truest "I" is God.
Only someone who wills nothing, knows nothing,
and desires nothing has true spiritual poverty.