People are not so far apart in their thinking as sometimes appears. A man may think of himself as a spiritual determinist while maintaining a flexible, rather than a rigid form of determinism. Such flexibility must allow for the introduction of Grace, which, to the advanced mystic, is a very real thing. This idea, of course, might not yet find its place in the thinking of one who has made a purely intellectual analysis.
-- Notebooks Category 9: From Birth to Rebirth > Chapter 4: Free Will, Responsibility, and The World-Idea > # 154