स तु दीर्घकालनैरन्तर्यसत्कारासेवितो दृढभूमिः॥१४॥
sah tu dirgha-kaala-nairantarya-satkaaraa-sevito dhruddha-bhoomi-ha
When practice is maintained with sincerity, without a break, and for a long time, it becomes rock solid.
Whatever the reason we may have for starting on a practice, be it salvation or for glorification of the ego, it’s a good place to start. In the words of Ravi Ravindra, "Continuous care and attention in seeing ourselves more and more impartially, suffering ourselves as we are, and being compassionate to ourselves, slowly establishes a stillness of the mind and the heart."