I know by experience
that there isn't one being
who, were it only once in his life,
has had a great urge towards...
it doesn't matter what he calls it -
let us say the Divine for facility of speech,
who is not sure to arrive; even if he turns
his back on Him at a certain time, it's of no
importance - he is sure to arrive.
He will have to struggle more or less,
will have more or less difficulty,
but he is sure to succeed one day.
It's a soul that has been chosen,
it has become conscious
because its hour has come
- once the hour has come, well, the result
will follow more or less quickly.
You can do this in a few months;
you can do it in some years;
you can do it in some lives
- but you will do it.
And what is remarkable is that this
freedom of choice is left to you
and that, if you decide within yourself
that you will do it in this lifetime,
you will do it.
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