“This labor of transformation is the work of the contemplative in all of us, and generously accepting that work permits us to cultivate our own mystic character. The mystic character grows out of humility of heart and simplicity of spirit, a radical openness to the real. The mystic heart is able to abandon the false self, the egoic life of the deluded self…
These are further refined through a series of capacities that result from the inner journey: openness, presence, listening, being, seeing, spontaneity and joy.”
~Wayne Teasdale from The Mystic Heart