To grow is to have the courage to say, “Fine, I have attained something wonderful because I did this work consciously. I can face the issues of my life. I can consciously allow this thing or that thing to break up because I believe and I understand that only by surrendering and allowing this thing to grind itself away can I become free.” The alternative is to sit there, whistle away, and tell people how great you are and how fantastic this thing is that you attained. And nothing is worse in this world than being anticlimactic to your own growth.
Swami Rudrananda (Rudi), Rudi: Entering Infinity