The coming of war brings its own anxieties. This is when he has to draw upon his spiritual knowledge to get the strength and courage to endure bravely special trials and tribulations. It is only at such times of crisis that all higher interests get the chance to prove their solid worth, for without their inner support and some kind of understanding of what it all means, life becomes most inhumanly alarming. He may have found glimpses of inner peace from time to time and now he has to insert these into his external life and try to stretch them out through constant remembrance of the Real. Such frequent communion and intelligent remembrance can give him the strength to go on, the peace to put up with frustrations, doubts, and fears, and faith in what is still beyond his conscious knowledge, the satisfaction that the years are not being wasted. All other duties become better fulfilled when he fulfils this supreme duty of realizing the ever-present reality within the heart. Indeed they cannot be separated from it for through them Reality can express itself.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 493