An aspirant wrote in a letter: "I went into a lawsuit upon which depended the existence of an entire business and my own ability to continue to support my family. Judgement was given against me. I experienced the most curious sensation that the whole thing did not matter at all, that I seemed to be the witness of it all, and I was utterly calm. In fact, I had never felt so calm in my entire life, and did not feel the least bit depressed. It seemed to me Mr. . . . [himself] was almost a stranger to me, and I was just a witness of what was happening to him." He had a glimpse of the way in which a sage would have treated the same event, and that glimpse came to him at the right moment, the moment he needed it most.
-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 4: Introduction To Mystical Glimpses > # 62