DISCIPLINE & REGULARITY the chief marks of spiritual progress
Perhaps the greatest obstacle in spirituality is lack of discipline and irregularity of practice. Together with this goes the disastrous habit of self-justification.
If we cannot find a way to follow our sadhana day after day diligently, with patience and perseverance we cannot have any real progress.
Good intentions alone are not enough. They must be followed by well organized action. We must be always vigilant and inventive in order to overcome all external difficulties and the inner resistance of our egoic self which wants to continue dominate our body, mind and senses and follow its old disastrous ways.
Stand up and doing! Spirituality is to live every moment for self-realization, giving your body, energy, mind and heart to the divine.
Be a spiritual lion. Never think that you will fail. Always think like this: I want to do it, I can do it, I will do it.
Even if the whole world is against me, if I have many failures, at the end I will succeed in this endeavour because this is my conviction and God is always with me, He is always protecting me and gives me what I need.
Om shanti, shanti Om!