Always remember that there is no real beginning or end, so there is no need for you to keep track of your progress. It is not as though there is a finish line, so you could not possibly be losing the race or falling behind.
So why then does it matter how you are doing relative to any of the goals you have for yourselves, but especially the goal of enlightenment? You will never reach that point of completion. So you can relax. You can set aside the goals that you have set for yourselves and settle in to the present moment.
Reaching for a future that will somehow be better than your current moment will keep you in a state of reaching. Being content to live the life that is in front of you will bring you more contentment. You are never really sitting still, and going backwards in a universe that is always expanding is also not possible.
So every experience that you have is for the sake of having that experience. It never really is designed to get you somewhere else. The only place that you ever really want to go is the place of satisfaction in the moment, and you can always get there with a little focus and by placing your attention on that which is satisfying.
Your evolution is constant. Your acknowledgement of it comes and goes. But you are the constant, and you are beautiful beings who need not go anywhere or do anything to prove your worth or to gain your enlightenment. But how you experience your present moment, that is up to you. That is what you will decide and what you will continue to decide forever and ever more.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”