I am not offering you a remedy. I am not giving you a system or a discipline as a way to end your conflict. I know, you are too willing, too eager, to follow someone, anyone. I have been asked again and again: "Tell us definitely what to do - at what time should we arise, what clothes should we wear, what should be our diet, how should we meditate?" Think of being told how to meditate, how to live?
So you are continually seeking security, because you are afraid of loneliness. I assure you, there is understanding only when you stand absolutely alone, which is not to escape from conflict into solitude. I mean the utter aloneness of mind and heart which makes you free from imitation. And in that intensity of aloneness there is a joy and a creative breath of life.
Early Writings, Volume VII
Talks at Adyar, India 1932-33