The consciousness, which knows about the existence of the soul besides the existence of the material, is able to follow the cycles of its own life. It can look at itself from the outside and see how states of the mental dominance alternate with that of the ego. Sometimes the ego is weak on the outside sometimes it is strong. Sometimes we feel passive centering and are unable to act, sometimes nothing stands in the way of our many plans. The consciousness that recognizes both can participate in its own development and observe how each swing of the pendulum, each cycle that always leads back to the beginning, changes it and lets it grow.
The consciousness dominated by the ego, on the other hand, knows only the material state and can also accept only this. All states which deviate from it are considered as not desirable or already as illness. Passive centering, the temporary inability to act in the outer, are not recognized as what they are: Namely, necessary states that can only allow consciousness to grow. As little as we can do without sleep in the daily cycle and our world can do without the cycle of the year, we can do without the cycle of our inner states in our consciousness in order to be able to dwell in harmony in the end. In the one-sidedness of the material we freeze. In the cycle we can contemplate the miracle of our perpetual becoming and enjoy it.