All the great mystics say this - and the great reformers, too. Why then do so many torture themselves trying to "get it right"?
People should think less about what they ought to do and more about what they ought to be. If only their being were good, their works would shine forth brightly. Do not imagine that you can ground your salvation upon actions; it must rest on what you are. The ground upon which good character rests is the very same ground from which a person's work derives its value, namely, a mind wholly turned to God.