At the beginning: I felt isolated, with the feeling that I was no longer progressing in my search for the truth about myself, other people, and the world. I had a very high opinion of myself, and this seemed wrong to me. I wanted to come in contact with what was higher and wiser than myself.
On the path: The Teaching gives me a structure, a greater force for facing my shadows, and friends who share the same wish to improve the world by first improving themselves.
On the path, I experience with my friends moments of joy, but often also moments of discomfort for my vanity, my self-pride, and my greed. One has got to be prepared to sacrifice one's weaknesses.
Advice to a friend: Do not come unless you feel yourself ready to see things as they are and not as you imagine them to be.

BN - Psychotherapist - age 34