"Most of us are running around all over the place going here, going there, looking for a good time and we think we've made spiritual advances. But as you know, the ﬁrst thing that comes along of a derogatory nature upsets you very much. This tells you how spiritual you are when you become very mad or excited about something or somebody who has upset you.
How can you think you're making spiritual progress when you can still get upset, become angry, become fearful? When you think someone's trying to hurt you or take something from you? How can you call yourself spiritual? A true spiritual being is at peace at all times.
When something doesn't go right in the life of a spiritual person, they observe it, they watch it, they smile at it and get absorbed in it and come out smiling, laughing. In other words, nothing can ever hurt them again."
~ Robert Adams