“the only state in which we can learn, harmonize, grow, merge, join, understand is the absence of emotion. this is called bliss or ecstasy, attained through centering the emotions. [...] conscious love is not an emotion; it is serene merging with yourself, with other people, with other forms of energy. love cannot exist in an emotional state. [...] the great kick of the mystic experience, the exultant, ecstatic hit, is the sudden relief from emotional pressure.