An experience involving suffering may not bear its lesson on its face--unless it has repeated itself so many times that the lesson is plain and clear. Although having a teachable and receptive mind will elucidate it more quickly, more often it is dark and obscure. There is needed something or someone to draw the line of connection between cause and effect. That something can be only the intuition, but how seldom is that achieved? That someone must be a teacher or a book.
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 129