One of the most difficult life situations to handle is, paradoxically, success. We aren’t optimized for it; rather, we are conditioned to struggle to get what we want. What happens when the aim is attained, when the struggle is over?
A lot of lottery winners and other inadvertently successful people simply lose it. They blow the whole thing on drugs or ill-advised investments. But what about when success is spiritual? We can’t un-see what we have seen; we can’t un-realize what we have realized.