"Like Christ, we are to love God with our whole heart, mind, soul and body, a path of love requiring a total giving of self, even unto death. Anything held back is self, anything given is God's.
"Thus as we decrease God increases – the more empty of self, the more room for God. Our journey, then, is one of ever changing proportions: less self, more God, until in the end there is no-self at all. It has been replaced by Christ and all He is."Essays on the Christian Contemplative Journey
From the Essay: The Spiritual Journey Recapitulates the History of Religion