“Mystics are people who begin their quest for wisdom or for God
not in the world of externals but in the microcosm of their own soul.
There they allow themselves to be fully present to the experiences of a deep-felt joy or sorrow,
of beauty or suffering, of gain or loss, so that these opposing poles
might in time reconcile and grow and ripen into a harmonious whole.
Once this inner harmony has grown from within and wells up
as a peace that defies all rational explanation,
mystics can carry this inner harmony into the world,
thus becoming catalysts in the transformation of the world.”