I know that he who is far outside
the whole creation
Takes me within himself and
hides me in his arms,
And then I find myself outside the
I, a frail, small mortal in the world,
Behold the Creator of the world,
all of him, within myself;
And I know that I shall not die,
for I am within the Life,
I have the whole of Life springing
up as a fountain within me.
He is in my heart, he is in heaven:
Both there and here he shows
himself to me with equal glory.
–Simeon the New Theologian (b. 949 d. 1022)