growth has never been comfortable.
think back to adolescence
they don't call them "growing pains" for nothing
the awkwardness of being the first in your class to have a growth spurt...
having to wait months, and at times even years for others to catch up
spiritual growth is no different
it's like being 6 feet tall in the third grade
you're going to stand out.
you're going to feel different.
uncomfortable at times, trying to hunch over to fit in with those who haven't stretched their spiritual "limbs" yet
soon you'll realize that hunching and trying to lower yourself to an unenlightened level hurts.
stand tall in your conviction.
if others catch up, great
don't lower yourself to meet them
have them rise to meet you
continued growth in self
not visible to the naked eye,
understood only by those who are growing toward the same light