Every drop of rain eventually finds its way back to the ocean. Some drops rush down the mountain stream and quickly return. Some drops get stuck in a spinning whirlpool for a long time. Some go fast for a while and then get stuck in a whirlpool… back and forth from one situation to the other. If you watch water tumble down a mountain stream, you will see it all.
Everyone eventually gets enlightened. Everything gravitates back to Oneness. Progress is measured not in years but in lifetimes. The longer the delay, the more the suffering.
The closer you get the sweeter your life.