"In order to enter the fullness of the hidden life, it is not enough to hide oneself from the attention of others; we must also hide from ourselves, that is, forget ourselves, avoiding all excessive concern about ourselves. We can be preoccupied with self not only from a materila point of view, but also from a spiritual point of view. To be overly concerned about one's spiritual progress, about the consolations which God gives or does not give about the state of aridity in which one may be- all this is often the sign of a spiritual egoism, a sign that the soul is more occupied with itself than with God…" Divine Intimacy

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