God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.

Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582) Spanish mystic, poet, philosopher, saint
Interior Castles, “Fourth Mansions,” ch. 3 “Prayer of Quiet” [tr. Benedictines of Stanbrook (1911)]

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