"Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them on, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams."
The true spiritual aspirant is the one who bears witness to the self in the real world; one who, in a split second, witnesses the thoughts, feelings and emotions that arise in the mind, and is able to either say, “Yes go ahead,” or, “No do not go ahead with this course of action.” This gives one the opportunity to act in accordance with their higher self at all times.