I'm listening to AW Tozer's "Pursuit of God," not ever having read anything by him before. Chapter 3 was really good. In seeking communion with God, the veil of Self is in the way. It is not an easy thing to move aside, or rip down, the veil. It takes a cross to do that. We have to renounce our Self if we are to meet with God. Only God can bring this about; it is our part to yield and surrender. This will hurt, and can be a long process. Listening to this made me think of dragon Eustace's scales coming off under Aslan's claws.