The tragedy of man is that every individual has his own little God, fitted to his size.
In order to gain ever more illumination, a person has to strain to his maximum capacity.
The intellectual may be able to embrace a wider scope of knowledge.
But awareness of God is connected with the essence of the fact that man can meditate.
When a person meditates in this matter and learns to become familiar with the contemplative thoughts of the Divine, and expands his scope continually, he can thereby make room for clarity and some higher degree of understanding.
Thus, too, a person may have a great intellect and yet fail to gain clarity of comprehension.
The quality of his meditations is such that he remains small and limited in these respects.
But if one does prepare space, makes room in himself for God to enter, no matter what his intellectual capacities, then the light finds its way in.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Candle of God, "The Trials of Life," Chapter 3, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz