The other day in the temple, the ashram people repeated a mantra in silence together. I felt the transcendental value enliven the depth of existence as they did so. It was significantly more palpable than even just a year ago. That is how I know my work is succeeding.
Many look for surface changes to confirm they are evolving… becoming more spiritual. They sometimes get discouraged, feeling there is not substantial enough change. Some even contrive a behavior, attitude or even speech pattern in an attempt to confirm that they are indeed evolving. Whole spiritual organizations conform to such surface manipulations. That is all wrong.
Spirituality is at the depth. The surface matters little. Or better said, there is far more freedom than you might believe. Spirituality does not look like anything in particular on the surface of life.
The Kingdom of Heaven lies deep, deep within.