All Nature shows the self-evolution which is going on. Each of us is part of it. Each of us can carry himself further into the next phase and beyond. The Force and Intelligence are present, but the faith in them must be drawn on. Otherwise, we shall have to look outside for help, probably for someone to guide, lean on, and be carried by. But held too long and too far, the hope proves illusory.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 278