In life force us to gain self-knowledge

December 13th 2012
Life is not a smooth, regular path; it is made up of highs and lows, ups and downs, that continually threaten our balance. But such imbalances provide us with the best conditions for making progress. What are trials, illness or war but imbalances? They provide good people with the right conditions for becoming even better and the wicked, unfortunately, with conditions for becoming even more wicked. Life creates disturbances to place humans in a state of imbalance, so that they will have to reflect and develop, or at least reveal themselves and know themselves. Without tests or dangers to face, so many would never come to know themselves! And some who seemed capable, intelligent and honest fall at the first hurdle or are led to commit cowardly, criminal acts, while others who seemed insignificant prove to be heroes or saints.