One of the most enduring metaphors for the spiritual path is the transformation of the lowly caterpillar into a butterfly. Out of its own substance, the ground-hugging grub weaves the medium for its metamorphosis the chrysalis within which it evolves into a beautiful creature with wings. The human being undergoes an equally dramatic transformation while walking the path of spirituality, unfolding the path to liberation from within the depths of the soul and emerging, after great struggle, as an expression of divinity in the world.
In reaching spiritual awakening you need meditation and perseverance and what it can do for you is far more than just the physical benefits. You might not see it now, but when you reached that state of spiritual enlightenment, you'll be glad that you've gone through the whole thing.