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▪For instance (regarding the careful and diligent study of the scriptures), for it to benefit us most, as Elder Neal A. Maxwell has reminded us, our “Try[ing] the virtue of the word of God must be a regular feasting, not an occasional nibbling.” ▪“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out…” –Robert Collier
See this is what bothers me about all self-help, recovery, New Age crap: When the bud was a bud, it wasn't struggling to be a flower. Nin's view here is a human looking-back view that explains old pain and struggle, while still not embracing responsibility. BE the bud and then BE the flower, but remember: Flower not better than bud.