In all you do that you value, in learning what you want to learn, you demonstrate perseverance. Very little can be accomplished unless you persevere. To learn what you must learn to replace illusion with Truth, requires great perseverance.
The Self has not left your mind; the Self is your mind, your real Mind.
Only the configuration of your mind in a state of self invented illusion,
conceals the Truth that still abides deep in your awareness.
Hence you need not search for Truth outside your mind nor struggle to find It within.