Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) wrote to a senior aspirant (khalifa) who had been worried regarding not achieving any significant state after years of spiritual struggle,

” There is a wisdom behind this thinking. That is, this has developed thorough humility in you which is my predominant demeanor (mazaq). Harken to this glad news.”

Taribyat us Salik, volume 1, page 175