This is a nerdy post about growth.
When we’re really dedicated to growth, the lessons grow with us. It’s like leveling up in a video game (RPGs are my favorite). The boss at the end gets more powerful.
But guess what? You acquired all those XP so you are stronger and can defeat him! And guess what also happens when you grow? The rewards are greater too! You can trade in that shabby wooden shield for a hand-forged titanium shield!
You get to travel and meet sages who deliver deep wisdom just when you need it. You level up your health points so you are emotionally, mentally, and physically more resilient. Right now I’m in Kabbalah. I feel like I’m in the AP Calculus version of a specific lesson that’s been working through my life the past few years. I really think (hope) I’m at the final boss level, but I still have to fight it.