The element which really expedites one’s progress in this path is the element of love for Allah Ta‘ala. It needs to be developed and enhanced. This could be done by us pondering over the favours of Allah Ta‘ala.
When we partake of our meals, we should ponder over the numerous bounties of Allah Ta‘ala that are contained within one meal. So many systems work together in order for one morsel to come to us. At times, the ingredients for one morsel may have come from 6 different countries. Then the food is served to us with so much of respect and love, together with the different varieties of food that we enjoy in one meal.
When we ponder over all these favours and our not being deserving of them, the love of Allah Ta‘ala will increase in our hearts.