The search for the meaning of life is an ages-old one, and all of us have been, and still are either passively or actively engaged in it, whether we know it or not. Hundreds of books, poems, and songs have been written about it, but very few of us have actually been able to hook up with someone who has found their way to enlightenment. Many of the spiritual writings on the subject refer to finding a Master, or “teacher”, who has searched and found the way to the answer and is able to pass on that knowledge. The journey is always described as an individual one, with each seeker on his or her own specific path.
How does one find a teacher, or “master”, to help find the answer, you ask? It seems that fate, or “karma”, has a lot to do with it; moving the seeker towards the master, while the master is awaiting the seeker. Either way, as a seeker of light, each path will always be one that is unique to the individual. The inner ‘pull’ to find the answers seems to be within those of us who seek almost from birth. As we go through our lives, we may find ourselves drawn to specific people and places. We may find ourselves reading everything we can find on how to get in touch with our inner selves, our spirit selves, otherwise known as ‘souls’. That is where an enlightened teacher is invaluable. Rather than blindly flailing around in the dark, as it were, and not knowing where to start our search, a self-realized teacher can teach us how to focus our efforts to find our inner, higher, selves.
Anyone who has read the short essay above, and found it resonated within you, is most likely already on the path to enlightenment. A wise person once said, “Remember to stay on the path.” If nothing else, remember to trust and follow your intuition, especially if it leads you to what you seek – the light.