The secret to salvation is to get rid of greed, arrogance, and self-love. Easy said, but almost impossible to do.
We human beings want to be spirited by nature. We believe that having possessions (greed), will make us spirited. When our plans are blocked, we become arrogant blaming others for our shortcomings. We tend to think only about our families or ourselves. This often leads to depression and more greed. The concept of removing greed and selfishness in order to become spirited goes contrary to our beliefs.
It is this message of helping others to become spirited that has been conveyed by the sages and prophets of the past. Whether the spiritedness comes as a reward from God, or whether it comes from a natural law, it does not matter. But to many, it is like God asking one to take a leap of faith, like jumping out of a twenty-story building. We do not believe that God will catch us. We have too much faith in what appears to give us happiness. We think only about our families and ourselves. It is ironic that to become spirited one must not think of oneself, but think about others. This is why it is so difficult to become spirited. This is why many of us seek pleasure in all of the wrong places.