To know our need for God is to allow Him to embrace us. Just as in the parable of the prodigal son. He awaits for us to come of our own free will. His love wishes us to choose the good. At every moment, there is a choice to make. To go away, to stay where we are or to move forward. True repentance is moving forward to embrace Him. Only then can we know the mercy and forgiveness of God that sets us free from the slavery of sin. We must gather together all our energy to be able to come back to our true home in Christ. Where there is love, there is mercy and compassion This is not a theory, but a fact. To learn to be quiet, to give the mind a rest is essential for spiritual vitality. To be simple, clear and inwardly quiet, is to know the flame, the warmth of His love.
A mind that is disordered and confused is a mind that seeks security in a far off country outside the embrace of our loving Lord. Be clear then about what you want to do in your life. If you are not, wait upon Him in childlike trust and He will guide you.