Answer: The right speed of advancement is set primarily by my ability to constantly feel the inner system in front of me, in which all of my friends in the group are connected into one. I’m the only one existing outside of this bond, and I have to decide that I must connect with them, find there the force of correction.
And then I have to examine all my desires and thoughts in order to understand whether I will be able, like a spider, to braid all of us with a thousand of threads so as to tie myself with my friends as strongly as possible.
Question cont.: And who sets the pace?
Answer: Your efforts determine the pace. Indeed, the moment a spiritual action ends, it becomes the beginning of the next action. There is no recess in spirituality.
From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/11/2011, Writings of Rabash