Where should a man go in order to start on this Quest? Should he travel to the Orient? Can it be followed only in the Near East, the Middle East, or the Far East? The answer is that such a journey is quite unnecessary. Let him start in the land where he is living, where destiny has put him. But if he need not move from one country to another for the purposes of the Quest he may find it helpful to move for the purposes of a single department of the Quest--that is, meditation--from the noise and bustle of city life to the quiet and calmness of country life.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 5: Self-Development > # 290