The Mystics both ancient and modern feel a oneness with the Lord, with God, with the Divine. They see, hear, feel and function not as ‘themselves’, but as the Divine serving humanity without any thought of themselves. They serve with unconditional love.
Yet, it is so important for so many to have someone or something to worship; something separate from themselves. This makes them no less sincere, for they also serve humanity with love, seeing everyone as a child of the Lord, as a representation of the Lord, loving as the Lord loves them.
Beware of false vanity, for those who say they know, do not know. For if you are either of the above, you just ‘are’.