The more you cultivate,
The more you accomplish.
When distance separates you from others,
They cannot overtake you.
In the beginning of training, it may seem as if you are doing very little. You compare yourself to your teachers and to more accomplished people, and you may despair at ever reaching their levels. But if you are diligent, then it is inevitable that you will make something of yourself. Once you reach such a plateau, you will be able to relax a bit and contemplate where you are on your journey.
One of the most refreshing things to realize is that you now have something that no one can take away from you. Spirituality is yours to keep, yours to touch. No one else can gain access to it, yet this precious accomplishment can sustain and guide you. It will give you increased health, and it will give you knowledge that you could not gain through normal means. Once you tap into this source, you have gained a foot-hold on the spiritual path.
Uncertainty will not plague you. Who can argue with you? You have seen it yourself. So once you have reached this milestone on your journey, it is proper to rejoice a little, indulge in a little contentment. Then take up the journey once again.
365 Tao Daily Meditations
~ by Deng Ming-Dao
On my journey as a Reiki practitioner, I devote a lot of time to work with the energies, go deeper in experiencing the effects of Reiki and find ways to be more effective as a healer. Most of the time, I get lost in the work instead of stopping and enjoying the results of my growth. That's the reason why I love this book so much and this passage - it is such a great reminder to stop, reflect and enjoy the fruit of my work; and start my journey again when I am refuelled and strong enough for new endeavors.