To practice mortification is to walk a knife-edge.
To one side, the clashing-rocks of ego-austerity.
To the other, the whirlpool of uncaring quietism.
The holy indifference nurtured by the prevailing view,
is neither stoicism, nor passivity but active resignation.
Self will is renounced so that divine will
may utilise the mortified mind and body
as its instrument for necessary action.