We seekers tend to be impatient. I know I am. I always want things to go faster. I work hard on my spiritual growth and I want to see the fruits of my labor. Fast.
That's rarely how things work. Inherent in spiritual growth is the need for deeper acceptance, deeper surrender. That means accepting, surrendering to the timing of things.
We can't know just how much pain lives within us, or how much healing it will take to release that pain. All we can do is stay committed, keep working, and trust in the twists and turns of our path.
And be gentle with ourselves. Patient too. It's no easy task to put a magnifying glass up to our fears and insecurities. The only road to true consciousness runs through fields and fields of shit. That's how it is. Face your darkness, find your light.
Just don't give up, no matter what. There's no greater gift we can give to ourselves, and to the world, than the most loving and realized version of who we are.
Let's get to work.