Sometimes you will feel life is taking you backwards. All the progress you have made in your spiritual evolution is lost and you are going back into the abyss of darkness. Would you believe that, too, is actually moving forward? If you follow the graph of the stock market there are major dips in the stocks. Years of gains lost in a few days. Then, when it rebounds, it can even surpass the original price and go to another high. Growth is not just a gradual acceleration; but ups and down, like a roller coaster. Being with spiritual Masters is the same way, there will be many ups and down in your relationship with them. Going back and forth is fun as long as you are eventually moving forward—toward fulfilling the purpose of this human form. — Satish Daryanani