靜修之道 第三章之二 看顧心田
敘利亞的聖以撒(St. Isaac of Syria)說，
Persecute yourself, says St. Isaac ofSyria, and your enemy is routed as fast as you approach. Make peace with yourself, and heaven and earth make peace with you. Take pains to enter your own innermost chamber and you will see the chamber of heaven, for they are one and the same, and in entering one you behold them both. The stairway to the kingdom is within you, secret in your soul. Cast off the burden of sin and you will find within you the upward path that will make your ascent possible.
The heavenly chamber of which the saint speaks here is another name for eternal life. It is also called the kingdom of heaven, thekingdomofGod, or quite simply, Christ. To live in Christ is to live in eternal life.