Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test… You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.
― Rick Warren
Your spiritual progression depends on how well you can overcome the hardships and challenges in your life. This is the way to revive the pure self in you, which moulds you into a dignified human being.
If your first instinct is to win by hook or by crook, then you’re a slave to your lower self. This is certainly not the way of a human!
If you can deal with all aspects and situations in your life without adopting any unlawful means, cheating, manipulation or at the expense of others; but in honest ways based on your own capacities and merit, you’re on your way to the ascension.
There is no spiritual progression without facing the litmus test of life; without proving your sincerity to abide by the instructions of God.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
Photo: Wiblingen Monastery Library, Ulm, Germany
Photograph by: Massimo Listri, Italy