In many matters it is needful to submit to the will of destiny. He should know, however, that by the right mental attitude, the inner contact and the inner meeting can be obtained even if the outer cannot. That inner meeting, after all, is the real one--more real than the physical. It is enough to have had a single physical meeting to receive ever afterwards the possibility of this inner contact.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 170