There is nothing as scarier as losing a job, failing your marriage, finding out you have a bad illness, or feeling you are on your own.
It is so easy to be in the “spiritual path” when you have everything solved, when you have no emotional, economical or health problems that keep your serenity away. Then is when we can study and make retreats, meditate and do all rituals you want.
To be an armchair guru at those times is very easy and we see examples of that every day.
It is when we face a big problem or terrible situation, when we forget about all the things we have learnt and when we react as everyone else. When we are questioned about the things we have been studying all these years, we cannot remember all the theory we have been preaching about.
Despair enters our hearts once more and then we realise that everything we have been studying is not good at all. All was just wishful thinking.
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