Inevitable on the physical plane but not on the spiritual plane

February 4th 2011
So long as they are young and in good health, people never think about the principle of disintegration at work inside them, which will eventually prevail. They tend to think the world belongs to them and the future will never stop smiling on them. How disappointed they are when they feel everything beginning to elude them on the physical plane! In the merciless struggle taking place between the principles of life and of death, there are those who want to hold onto life by any means possible, with the result that they may act in the most senseless ways, throwing all the resources into the battle that they should be using for their spiritual work, and then they lose everything. We did not come down to earth to remain young and healthy forever but as a training, an apprenticeship. The wise person knows the bends in the road and strives to make use of everything. In the spiritual world, upward progress is continuous. Down here, whatever we do, we will gradually see our forehead and cheeks become wrinkled, our hair grow white, our teeth fall out, and so on. But you must understand that the outer appearance is of no importance when radiant spiritual life shines through the white hair and the wrinkles.