The path is more like a spiral (or even a tordnado!), although you are moving up, you
often feel like you are going in circles. In this tornado you are working through all that mess and moving towards the center where the tornado is actually calmest. That’s why the start of the spiritual path is often hardest.
It’s like having a wild animal (the untamed mind) live in your house all your life then deciding one day you’ve had enough and you take it out where it belongs. Your house is no longer getting progressively worse, you start cleaning your house, it gets more comfortable. But every now and then you’ll look in a drawer and find some old fur from the beast, you’ll see that your curtains still needs mending and maybe that you haven’t really cleaned under that rug. The process itself might feel repetitive at times, it might feel like it’s dragging. But you always know that one step at a time, it gets better.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
Metta Always, Weam