If he holds firmly to his purpose, the day must come when the meditation period will be regarded as one of daily blessing, one to be enjoyed and no longer merely worked through. Indeed, the more he deepens his inner life, the more he will want to be alone for these practices. He will take care to keep away from unnecessary meetings with others. For him the hours of useless idle talk are at an end. The delight and fruit of meditation replace them. Time is now a part of his most precious possessions and is no longer to be thrown away thoughtlessly.
-- Notebooks Category 4: Elementary Meditation > Chapter 1: Preparatory > # 332