Spiritual knowledge, however, once attained to a certain degree, is not a permanent state. It can also be subject to decline. Imperceptibly sometimes, because the pain seems as real to us as the security. If the ego has diminished the psychic power too much, it sometimes happens that the goals of the ego seem to correspond to those of the spiritually awakened consciousness. The consciousness may still want peace and love and harmony. Only now an irritated and unwilling tone makes itself felt when peace, love and harmony do not come about as the person wants. For it is the ego with its will that has now made the soul „goals“ its own and now wants to enforce them with its methods. Man may not even notice at first how the striving for soul truths has become the vehicle of the mind with which it can manifest itself more and more. Only when the pain is great and the loneliness no longer bearable, only then does man perhaps notice that at some point he has said goodbye to his soul perception and has gone completely unnoticed to follow his ego. From the true security into the loneliness, which laments full of pain and frustration that not all people realize this security. The security has been made the impulse of the pain and the separation. It is an opinion that can be argued about in the certainty of one’s own right. – To avoid this, it is important to remain conscious, to control and to question oneself and the mind concerning the motives.