The inert passivity of our nature is a great obstacle to our progress. The slightest force from the Universal can cause disturbance in us, and once our nature is disturbed, it has an obstinate tendency to continue in that state. It is for this reason that forces of falsehood find us an easy prey, and the light of Truth remains hidden from us.
When our mind is once set in motion by some thought or suggestion, it continues to revolve round it like a mechanical wheel. It returns again and again to its thoughts and conceptions without in the least making any progress in knowledge. So too the vital being is pulled in all directions by the lower pleasures of life, and is easily bound by attachments. The body is at the mercy of the physical forces of Nature, and cannot move beyond the habits and instincts which have been imposed on it. Thus, we go on in our old way wasting our time and energy, moving always but making no progress anywhere.
In Thy wonderful divine way, Mother, Thou hast shown us the way out of this hopeless predicament. Thou hast given us a life where, protected by Thee from all evil influences, we can easily break away from our old life, and prepare for our speedy transformation. In Thy grace Thou hast always kept Thyself before us as the embodiment of light and power and joy; and Thou art always keeping us full of the purest thoughts and feelings and aspirations. It is thus opening ourselves to Thy personal influence, Mother, that we can hope to conquer the obstinacy of our ignorant nature and rise to the glories of the life divine.