In presenting a reflective account of his personal journey, the author shares that patience, acceptance, appreciation, perseverance, determination and self-awareness are some of the qualities essential to cultivate if one aspires for developing greater concentration.
Without patience there is little hope of changing our nature. “But there is something else in the human being which is sincere and can be a force for the change.” (Sri Aurobindo)
In this passage the Mother gives great advice on how to talk to our unruly vital and make it learn the most important lessons of patience and perseverance.
We find here deeper meaning of spiritual call, initiation, adhikāra and the importance of endurance and steadfastness in the path of the Integral Yoga.
Through three small but significant tales from the cultural history of France and India, the Mother highlights the importance of patience and perseverance.
Drawing examples from world history and placing them in the light of the truth of the spirit, this essay explores what makes a nation persevere and become immortal.
After outlining what is meant by the nation-soul, the author in this second part of the essay explains the meaning of a nation’s rebirth.
The author reflects on her patient inner work which helped her experience a deeper harmony, and the endurance it took her to work through the challenges.
The author reflects on how sincerely persevering in one’s sādhanā becomes the key to allow the heart to experience a deeper gratitude and peace.