Spirit works in us when we let go of the obstacles to It. It’s not about earning God’s love. It’s about looking inwardly for divine presence and allowing God’s love to flow into us. It’s always present, just hidden under debris. It’s not an image or a concept. It’s being free of thought, becoming everything. It’s the reverse of a hero’s success story.

Father Thomas Keating, The Inner Work of Age by Connie Zweig