In the inner wine cellar
I drank of my Beloved, and when I went abroad
Through all this valley
I no longer knew anything,
And lost the herd which I was following.
That elevation and immersion of the mind in God, in which the soul is as though carried away and absorbed in love, entirely transformed in God, does not allow attention to any worldly thing. She is not only annihilated before and estranged from all things, but even from herself, as if she had vanished and been dissolved in love; all of which consists in passing out of self to the Beloved.