When we plant a rose seed in the earth we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless” and “stemless.” We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed. When it first shoots out of the earth we don’t condemn it as “immature” and “underdeveloped”; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care that it needs at each stage of its growth. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time that it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.
We are progressing perfectly as planned and there is nothing inherently flawed about the human experience.
So why does it take so long to grow in consciousness? Well, when you’ve got an eternity what else are you going to do?