My teacher once said, “If a seeker is ready, God will find a way to guide him.”
Pleasure and the world outside are alluring and appear to give moments of happiness. But that happiness never lasts until we find God within. The heart’s desire is only truly fulfilled in God. It is our longing that powers our journey and realization. Longing is being ready.
This life is most important, most significant, most precious. If we are reading these words, we are longing, we are seeking – and God will find us and guide us. God will lead us, through every experience in our life, to Him. Every experience is filled with grace. Grace is God’s power of revelation, the power that reveals our true, supreme Self; God within. It is this power of grace, mixed with our karma, that creates every experience. God guides us by creating countless experiences every day for us to gain more and more realization. Who we meet, what people say and do, what comes and what goes, how we react and are triggered all combine to reveal the true, supreme Self. And we make choices in every minute that quicken or slow our journey. We can meditate or party. We can love or hate. We can serve or be selfish. We can accept or resist.
We may have heard the phrase, “When the student is ready, the Guru comes.” While this is true, everything comes when we are ready – and keeps coming until it doesn’t need to come anymore. When we realize the expansion of consciousness contained in the experience God is creating for us through grace, we move on to the next expansion. That’s really what life is, one expansion after another.
And what is He guiding us to? God leads us to God and shows us that our supreme Self, God, Guru, mantra, our body, our mind and the universe are one. God reveals God to God.