The highest moments in our lives, the pinnacle experiences, are but glimpses of our deeper selves, our true nature.

When we are swept off our feet with happiness; when we gasp at the sheer beauty of a sunset; when our heart melts in the smile of an innocent child; when we are lost in wonder at the towering majesty of mighty mountains or the twinkling mystery of far galaxies; when we thrill to pure poetic perfection; glow with the flame of inspiration or soar on the wings of song; when we are seized with the revelation of a new truth; when we exult in silent speechless bliss of rapt meditation – these moments are signposts to the Beyond, the eternal reality within.

These moments are clarion calls from the infinite, the spiritual realm. They are reminders to our long-dormant self-awareness that we are not merely a physical, emotional, mental finite self but we are something much vaster, grander, deeper, higher and finer: we are the eternal consciousness, the infinite universe, the immortal soul.

The spiritual life is the quest of self-discovery. Self-discovery is the ultimate of everything we love.

We love adventure – why? – our inner journey beckons from within. Each outer adventure we enjoy is a faint echo, a summons to embark on this ultimate adventure.

We love to play games – why? – life itself is a game. Self-discovery is the conscious realisation of and participation in the ultimate, cosmic Game.

We love to learn – why? – all learning is a precursor of self-discovery, the summation and consummation of all knowledge.

We love to be in love – why? – to be in love offers a hint and promise of the ultimate romance, our union with the Source of all being.

All these signposts point in the same direction.

Follow them.

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