Span of Progress

"I've said before that the span of progress on the spiritual path is about one body length. We take a step, and we fall flat on our faces, because it was another impure trip. So we pull ourselves up, and we take the next step -- and we fall on our faces again. That seems to be about the rate at which we go. [...] But you keep tuning and tuning-- through study, through meditation, through falling on your face. Andy slowly, slowly, as your methods start to work, your attachment to the whole business starts to get less and less. After all, the ego can only trap you as long as you think you are it...."