On Attaining Consistency in Spiritual Wayfaring

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

I have recently been experiencing a lot of ups and downs in my spiritual wayfaring. How can I attain consistency?

You must know that you are not divinely protected from error and you must follow up a bad deed with a good deed and be sincere in your return to Allah every time you fall short. If you are consistent in this, recognising your own incapacity, the All-Merciful will bestow His mercy upon you and make your feet firm.