It needs some strength to deflect the onset of negative moods and to refuse to sit in darkness. It needs some patience to sit quietly waiting until one feels an entry into the presence of the Source of one's being. Only a few are born with these qualities ready-made. Others must attain them slowly by passing through stages of training and self-discipline.
-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 4: The Changeover To the Short Path > # 30