Stability is the virtue on which we must base our inner life.
But what is stability? Someone who is stable is someone who, having decided to walk the path of the light, maintains their divine direction no matter what.
As soon as they understand a truth and accept it in their heart and soul, not only do they never allow it to fade in them, they also make it a rule for life, a programme to follow. Stability is a very rare quality.
The greatest difficulty for those who have embraced spiritual life is not so much reaching a higher level of consciousness, but maintaining it. One day they are victorious, but the next, the external or internal conditions having changed, they are more negligent, and tend to take another direction and get lost.
In reality, keeping course permanently without flinching on high is almost impossible.
This is why stability is the ultimate goal of initiation, when a disciple can finally say, just like the hierophant in ancient Egypt, ‘I am stable, the child of stable, conceived and begotten in the land of stability.’