Why is devotion important when following a spiritual path?
Because devotion is a way of being present to the process of your end result. Because devotion denotes a humble attitude and humility opens you to the divine expression. Because being open in this way, and keeping up to your practice brings moments of joy and awe and feelings of overflowing love in your heart. And these then bring you onto a deeper spiritual path, a deeper quest that requires even more devotion.
Devotion allows for silence, stillness, connection.