Life is messy. Sure there are times when progress comes easy and smiles are frequent, but there are also times when every step we take feels laboured, the progress uncertain, and smiles few and far between.
What then do we do? What makes us get up again and again and try, no matter the perceived lack of reward?
One of the basic tenants of all forms of paganism is meditation and introspection.
Healthy spiritual growth requires an active awareness of self and the best mechanism to create and maintain such an awareness is meditation and introspection.