“AS to what constitutes readiness, the answer is that gold can only be found after it has gone through the process of eliminating the gross.
If earthly life was monotone; if there was only light and no darkness, joy and no pain, food and no hunger, you would not appreciate its value. It is life’s polarity that brings you the understanding of its purpose and possibilities.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 97
欲速则不达。 (Yù sù zé bùdá. ‘Desire speed but not attain.’) — Those who just want speed don’t succeed.
This saying from “The Analects of Confucius” teaches that patience and the right method achieves the right result, where trying to do the same thing too quickly (by cutting corners) does not. It’s similar to: “More haste, less speed.”
“THE soul is the divine garment that every human wears. The soul is the light which the Great Spirit has given to every one of his children. The soul is the divine breath which enables the individual to function in the universe. The soul is the vital spark, the dynamic wellspring of his existence, that which relates him to the Great Spirit, that which makes him part of the infinity which broods over every manifestation of life. The soul is the imperishable garment that he will wear for all time. He the soul, for the soul is the individual, the one part that reflects, thinks, decides, judges, weighs, loves and that has every aspect of consciousness.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 196