Avoid the Gatekeepers
How many have set themselves up as gatekeepers over the years? They can be found blocking access wherever you turn: God, education, business, sports.
Beware of everything which puts an obstacle between you and God.
-- Leo Tolstoy
The best approach is to avoid the gate altogether, if you can. There aren't many truly fixed rules in this game of Life. Why go through the gatekeeper if you can just go around the gate?
You must remain alert as you tread this path. Gatekeeping is a form of power, and the gatekeepers are not keen on losing control.
Most importantly, make sure that you do not act as your own gatekeeper, blocking your own path to success. It's easy to think that we are not ready, not worthy, not able. We easily hide from direct experience and attainment, preferring to read about what we want in a book instead.
Feel yourself talking to God. Don't read the book - read your soul.
-- Ralph Waldeo Emerson