When one steps on the spiritual path, one often comes to the point where their lifelong assumptions are challenged. This can be very disconcerting for many of us, causing us to retreat back into our comfort zone. But gradually, and eventually, we come to realize that Truth is impossible to escape from, and we start to shred our old perspectives in favor of refined ones.
We know this, all of us have faced this, but the bitch of the spiritual path is realizing this doesn’t just happen once. This happens over, and over, and over again. All our cherished notions – all our cherished spiritual notions – get continually ripped apart, ripped apart again, and ripped apart yet again.
Our ego – the quality of ourselves that holds onto expired perspectives – resists constantly, unrelentingly, in this process. But ultimately the process itself of seeing through this each and every time is the salvation itself – this desire ultimately pushes through resistances.