Spiritual realization is relatively easy compared with the much greater difficulty of actualizing it, integrating it fully into the fabric of one’s daily life. Realization is the movement from personality to being, the direct recognition of one’s ultimate nature, leading toward liberation from the conditioned self, while actualization refers to how we integrate that realization in all the situations of our life.
~John Welwood, “The Psychology of Awakening”
Word. It’s so very difficult but the journey is the joy, even as I fail. Repeatedly, which can be painful as all get-up.