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Men and women try various ways to overcome their innate loneliness and with various results in the end. So long as the expedient used is something or someone outside themselves, their victories turn out to be illusions. There is no final way other than the Way which everyone has had to tread at last who ever succeeded in this objective, and which leads inwards to the Overself.

-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 1: What the Quest Is > # 154

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