Jacob Böhme, Life beyond sensations

“The disciple: Dear master, where in man resides Love?
The Master: Where man does not reside, that is where it resides in man.
The disciple: What is this place where man does not reside in himself?
The Master: It is the soul entirely in abandonment, where the soul is dead to its own will and desires nothing itself save that which God wills. That is where Love has its residence. For wherever one’s own will is dead to itself, Love has occupied its place. There where self-will used to reside, at present there is nothing. And where there is nothing, the Love of God alone is at work.”