Understand how the ECK works: If It gives you some knowledge on how to sidestep a problem and you listen, then It will give you still another insight on how to run your life even better.
On the other hand, if you get lazy, if you say, "It couldn't have meant that," and you don't act on it, the ECK—the Mahanta—will try again. But when you get out of the habit of listening, the voice of the Inner Master is harder to hear.
For this reason, I strongly encourage you to continue the Spiritual Exercises of ECK. Even when it seems they are not working, you may notice that your life is going more smoothly. When you stop the spiritual exercises, you lose the ability to know instinctively what you should do to run your life in the best way.
—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK