“You will at once feel your senses gather themselves together; they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work without effort or care on your part.

God thus rewards the violence, which your soul has been doing to itself; and gives to it such domination over the senses that a sign is enough when it desires to recollect itself, for them to obey and so gather themselves together.

At the first call of the will they come back more and more quickly. At last after many and many exercises of this kind God disposes them to a state of absolute repose and of perfect contemplation.”