Some of the old mystics were really mistakes. They tried to be more saintly by hiding in caves. Living in a hole never made anybody holier.
Holy desperation does not mean unholy frenzy. The way out of a stupor is not the way into a stew. The cure for rigor mortis is not Saint Vitus’s dance. Too many excited Christians wake up suddenly and slash off ears, as Peter did, leaving the Lord to repair the damage done by their misdirected zeal. When the house is on fire we need to keep cool. Otherwise we shall throw clocks out of the windows and carry feather pillows downstairs.