Why worry? Sri Ramakrishna will surely attract your mind and keep it fixed on his feet. But practice it every day. Pour out all love of your heart at his feet. Everyone has in his heart some special love for something or other. No one is an exception to this. You also have that love in you. Keep that love reserved for him, and pour it out only on him. You are in a class by yourself. You are not like an ordinary individual. Your life has a special meaning. The special status that you have is the outcome of his grace and of the good work you have done in past lives. What other purpose do you think your life is meant for except what has been already ordained by the Lord?
(p.230-1, Letters For Spiritual Seekers, Swami Shivananda’s letter to a devotee on 23 September 1924)
Worship of the Divine Mother will bring nothing but good. When she awakens herself in our hearts, we become free from troubles; it is very difficult to achieve anything by self-effort. Her grace does not flow unless a person offers his body and mind to her. Once you realize her, this world and its wiles can do you no harm. Then you can see her presence even in this world. You will realize perfectly that she has become everything, and nothing exists but her. Then all troubles cease.
(p.80, Spiritual Treasures, Swami Turiyananda’s letter to a devotee dt 23 September 1914)