O soul, most beautiful among all creatures, you who so long to know the place where your Beloved is, so as to seek him and become one with him, now it has been stated: you yourself are the home in which he dwells. Here is a reason to be happy; here is a cause for joy: the realization that every blessing and all you hope for is so close to you as to be within you. Be glad, find joy there, gathered together and be present to him who dwells within, since he is so close to you; desire him there, adore him there. . .
(The Spiritual Canticle – St John of the Cross)