"In the mystical encounter, however fleeting, the deep self has had a glimpse of Reality itself and cannot but spurn imitation. The moment passes but in some way the self can never forget this glimpse and its experience is colored by it.
"One of the effects is what we normally call aridity. The growing spiritual being within is now impatient of the course food the mind supplies. Hence a sense of aridity, this taste. Spurned by the inner self, useless, empty, the ordinary channels of communication echo hollowly with every kind of noise in disturbance while the choosing self feeds secretly on divine food."
Fire Upon the Earth, page 60
A glimpse of God will ruin your life, by that I mean it will ruin your interest in anything life has to offer.