So let us be renewed in our innermost souls, stripping ourselves of the old man with his deeds, and putting on the new…according to the image of Him who created us (Col. 3:9-10). It is to be done gently and simply, by withdrawing ourselves from all that is not God. Then the soul no longer fears or desires anything. It’s will is completely lost in God’s will and since that is what constitutes divine union, it can say, ‘I live, now not I, but Christ lives in me’ (Gal. 2:20).
– St. Elizabeth of the Trinity