-Sri Aurobindo, 'The Synthesis of Yoga
Spiritual work has one purpose--evolvement. Growth means hard work.
Lucky is the one who can work for years without any sign of the miraculous.
It is not enough to maintain at the point you have reached; you must constantly reach deeper or the process is voided. Work must go deeper and transcend tensions; anything else is imagination. One must fight against the life mechanism which insists one has done enough. This is not a work of logic. It is a work of work. Doing and results count, not emotions and thoughts of work.
-Rudi - Spiritual Cannibalism