A lovely quote by Dag Hammarskjold about what it truly means to be a spiritual person. To know where one stands vis-a-vis God, His people and oneself...
You are not the oil, not the air -- only the combustion point, the focus, where the light is born.
You are only the lens in the flood of light. Only like the lens can you receive, give, and own the light.
If you seek yourself, “in your own right,” you hinder the meeting of the oil and the air in the flame, you rob the lens of its transparency.
Sanctification -- to be the light or in the light, effaced, so that it may be born, effaced so that it may be gathered and spread.