The Overself is a fact as actual as any other. Its discovery will make life more worth living, not less. But this must be found through personal experience, as others have done. Then one discovers that he is not deprived of anything by this Quest--unless it be defects of character which he wishes to be rid of--but he can keep all those things still which humans cherish. He needs much patience, of course, to go on with meditation practice and a little study when results seem slow in coming, but he will at least know that the time is not being wasted; every effort in this direction counts. For if it does nothing more, it prepares him to receive and benefit by the help which others may wish to bestow on him.
-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 47