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Pulling beyond our capacity

Why would the body revolt?

If the physical consciousness is not powerful enough or pure enough to hold the peace, light and bliss that the psychic consciousness is receiving from above, then it will suffer. If we pull beyond our capacity, we will only break our vessel. Here capacity means receptivity. If we develop great receptivity, then no matter how much we bring down from above, we will be able to assimilate it. That is why I always advise people not to push or pull. We have to accept our life as it is and then try to transform it-not by hook or by crook, but gradually, through aspiration.

There is a lotus deep within you, but it blooms only one petal at a time.