Brother Giles answered: "Don't add. Don't take away. And avoid crowds as much as you can."
"What do you mean?" said Brother James. "Explain it to me Reverend Father."
He replied: "When the mind is ready to be introduced into that most glorious light of God's goodness, it should not add anything by presumption or take away anything by negligence, and it should love solitude as much as possible if it wishes that the grace be preserved and increase."
Saint Francis of Assisi
Little Flowers of St. Francis