How does a squash grow? First, it hangs from a tiny stem that can easily be broken. But as the squash grows bigger, its tiny stem becomes stronger and stronger until it can bear a weight of twenty pounds or more.

Well, disciples should consider this as an example for their work. Do not try to tune in to the extremely intense currents and vibrations of the spiritual world until you have built yourself up and are strong enough to withstand that intensity.

Those who are in a hurry to learn everything and develop all their capacities at once are preparing serious problems, even madness, for themselves. They are like the man whose doctor had prescribed a few drops of medicine every day for a month.

‘A month? That’s much too long!’ said the patient, and swallowed the whole bottle the very same day. He then died.

You must go about things calmly, with patience and perseverance, so that your nervous system becomes stronger and can withstand any amount of strain.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov