E have to understand that there lies a struggle before us, the greatest of all the other struggles, for the sake of which we must do everything and suffer whatever our strength permits in order to prepare ourselves. We must talk with poets and speech writers and talkers and all men, wherever we could gain some help from to take care of our soul. ... If we are to keep the glory of the good inside us intact, we gain the first perfection from all these, which are outside, and then we will listen perfectly to the sacred and mystical education. It happens like we first get used to see the sun in the water, and then we raise our eyes to the light itself.