June 20, 17
There is no reason to be discouraged over your lack of progress. If you could go faster, you would! There is a hidden virtue in slowness. Impatience tries to break the speed limit and that is never a good thing. Being first in this world is being last in the higher world and vice versa. As Aesop wrote, “Slow and steady wins the race.”
Be grateful for the sins that linger because they are still opening your eyes to how much work you have to do. You grow impatient to remove all obstacles to your inner growth when only God can do that.
God is everything and ego is nothing. In between, the haunting fears of your childhood still terrify you. What can you do to ban the boogeyman?
The answer is that God does everything. Can you not call on Him when the shit is hitting the fan? And it always is. Yes, we have a sense of humor and you would do well to remember that.
Success in this world is tainted with failure to make soul progress. Which do you prefer?