Question: Where do you get your energy to stay on the path seemingly every second?
Answer: Each of us has in us a certain undiscovered well of vital and ever-new energy. This wellspring of energy is the foundation of the present moment, and our relationship to it all depends upon the degree to which we are receptive to what the present moment is trying to impress upon us. The more conscious we are of ourselves, as we are in the now, the more we see what is true about both ourselves and the now. This truth is the water in this well, and it never runs dry.
As above so below: everything moves in, expresses itself, and grows in cycles. Think of the seasons: in the spring there is new movement, promise, and the advancement of the possibilities formerly at rest. In the summer is the fulfillment of these possibilities. Come the fall, natural forces subside; there is a reversal in the direction of energies. Enter the winter, and movement halts; everything rests in solitude within whatever has been brought forth in it prior to this cycle. Then, everything starts again.
When a person glimpses a truth, sees its veracity, feels its possibility within the higher parts of himself — the seed of his own higher possibilities is both awakened and planted in that same moment. This celestial seed holds all that can or will flower and fruit, and some of these essential elements are immediately perceived with the implanting of the original higher impression.
Suffice it to say that such a person is now moved by what he knows not, save for something of its beauty and strength; he is drawn to seek out the depths of himself from wherein appeared within him this seed moment. What grows in him thereafter — for its partial expression, or more perfected realization — depends on what he does with this gift. But regardless the outcome, he and his wish — his longing and its expression — are subject to these great laws governing the greater active and passive cycles as noted above.
Learn to observe these passing movements. Your discoveries that these conditions in your consciousness are exactly that — the ebb and flow of forces — free you from being identified with them. This order of freedom, born of higher self-awareness, is whole — incorruptible — because it isn’t dependent on any form or force that comes and goes as all must.
Persist with your wish to be free. Wish constantly; work consistently; and above all, work moment to moment to realize the freedom for which you long.
Waiting on others to approve a change you know you must make in your own life — an action you must take that will likely lessen your dependency upon them, and perhaps drive them to make changes in their habitual choices — is like hoping that a snowman looks forward to a spring thaw.