Preserves us from the snares of the lower nature
February 1st 2017
Someone who has won a few victories over their bad habits: laziness, anger, jealousy, sensuality should not feel proud of themselves. If they start to think, ‘Oh! I am strong!’ their lower nature will respond and prepare traps; and these traps are so subtle that they will fall into them right away, without any doubt. You do not yet know the tricks of the lower nature. It is when you are the most confident that it takes the upper hand and succeeds in surprising you the most. You must remain humble and do not delude yourself about the few small results that you have obtained. Realize that the satisfaction of having won a victory exposes you to danger, and tell yourself, ‘Who knows what awaits me now? It is too early to triumph.’ Don’t just be alert, ask beings of light to continue to support you in your efforts.