A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on endurance, experience, god, life, needs, observation, past, purpose, soul, time, trying, and value

There are also flat periods in life which may well be the periods during which-before new lessons come- the past lessons of life are allowed to seep, quietly and deeply, into the marrow of the soul. These outwardly flat periods, when enduring well may not seem very purposeful,, are probably the times when needed attitudinal alignments are quietly occurring. Trying to observe the slow shift from self-centeredness to empathy is like trying to watch grass grow. An experience is thus not only endured but also absorbed and perused, almost unconsciously, for its value. Such a process takes time. Therefore it is we, not God, who need more time.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: “Not My Will, But Thine”, page 124, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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