Hence, don’t pay any attention to the fears they raise or to the picture of the dangers they paint for you…Should anyone tell you that prayer is dangerous, consider him the real danger and run from him. Don’t forget this counsel, for perhaps you will need it. There will be danger in not having humility and the other virtues. But that the way of prayer be a way of danger – God would never will that. It seems the devil has invented these fears, and so he has been skillful, apparently, in making some who have practiced prayer fall away.
-St. Teresa of Avila