Who can understand the mystery of union between the mind and God? The mind becomes confined within God, it shares the likeness of its Creator. It unites with his presence, the divine presence which, pervading all, is greater than all, is beyond all comprehension. What words can ever explain the manner of such union which engulfs the mind and so rids it of all thoughts of distraction, all earthly motion.
St. John of Dalyatha, Homily on the Theoria which Severs the Mind from the World, in “Spiritual Father”.