It’s easy for people to wax about spirituality and advocate for the expression of the ‘higher’ angels of our nature when ‘things are going well.’ But when things are difficult, when little or nothing is working as you want. When you’re suffering, what do you have to say then? How do you behave then? What kind of energy do you channel in those times?
The point is you’re only as developed as your low points. This is your benchmark. When things are agreeable is not when your progress is most appropriately measured. You only know you’ve made progress when you’re at a real low and you’re able to dig out of it and not channel negativity. Or when everything seems to conspire against you but you still refuse to have a ‘low.’
Later of course there will be no highs or lows, no ups or downs, and your progress won’t matter either. But this is much later.