I can speak from experience on this . . . Believe me, on this topic I have a Ph.D . . . :)
The topic is, the spiritual path and its challenges . . .
You must understand that I've been on this path for decades . . . Yeah, I'm THAT old . . . LOL But, no walker or cane yet . . . Hell, I go to the gym everyday and lift as heavy as I did three decades ago . . . And, I'm a lot smarter about it now, so I avoid injury . . . With age comes at least a little wisdom, right? lol
Anyone who goes down the spiritual rabbit hole with no fear will never be disappointed . . . The rewards are endless . . . But, and pardon my English, it ain't always easy . . .
The spiritual path is exhilarating . . . Truly, it is, and there's NOTHING like it . . . But, our old worldly habits continually pull us back, or try to . . . It's so easy to slip back into the old behaviors, many of which are self-defeating and spiritually destructive . . . That's the bipolarity . . . If you've read The Teachings of Don Juan, A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, you'll know the concept of the Spiritual Warrior . . . In the words of Don Juan, there is only the Path, and it takes a warrior's discipline to maintain it . . .
I consider myself a Spiritual Warrior . . . Everyday there are struggles . . . And you know, there's not a doubt in my mind that it's ALL worth it . . . I've been challenged in so many ways so often . . . Even today, and again tomorrow . . .
Life is beautiful baby!
Peace and love . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!