The inability to feel this presence is not necessarily a sign of failure; it is one of their vicissitudes which aspirants often complain about. It is well to remember that these usually come to an end. There are times when a man must not accept his follies and weaknesses but discipline them instead. Intelligence must take their place, and he must support it by yielding to its rulership.
-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 2: The Measure of Progress > # 36