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Yoga is not only an aspiration of the mind towards the Divine but also and chiefly a yearning of the heart. <ref></ref>
==What Is is Aspiration In in Relation To to Other Qualities?==
Intense aspiration is always good, but let there also be calm and peace and joy in the mind and heart, and a confidence that all will be done in its due time. <ref></ref>
There can be an intense but quiet aspiration which does not disturb the harmony of the inner being. <ref></ref>
===Aspiration and Perfection===
In works, aspiration towards Perfection is true spirituality. <ref></ref>
===Aspiration and Sincerity===
Sincerity means more than mere honesty. It means that you mean what you say, feel what you profess, are earnest in your will. As the sadhak aspires to be an instrument of the Divine and one with the Divine, sincerity in him means that he is really in earnest in his aspiration and refuses all other will or impulse except the Divine’s. <ref></ref>
Sincere is simply an adjective meaning that the will must be a true will. If you simply think “I aspire” and do things inconsistent with the aspiration, or follow your desires or open yourself to contrary influences, then it is not a sincere will. <ref></ref>
Persevere in your aspiration and effort, do not allow yourself to be discouraged by setbacks. This always happens in the beginning. But if you continue to fight without paying any attention to them, a day will come when the resistances give way and the difficulties vanish.
==How is Aspiration Different from Desire?==