If you could just apply both of the following quotes to spirituality and live your life in that context, you would get enlightened very quickly.
“We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill
“You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
Truth is all around you. Only the wise person knows it when they hear it. But only the enlightened live their life from that place.
Great quotes are simply not heard by the many. The wise can feel those quotes resonate with the Divine deep within. The enlightened spontaneously live their life accordingly.
Even the wise are baffled by the behavior of an enlightened one. It is one thing to feel the touch of the paradoxicle, it is quite another to live from that place.
As you evolve, you help the world evolve. As you help the world evolve, you evolve. You cannot measure the degree to which you are helping others with a superficial measuring device. If you could, you would immediately stop living for your self as you know it and begin living for the world as you currently do not know it. You cannot move in the direction of enlightenment without abandoning your conditioned self to a proportionate degree. Your evolutionary rate cannot be measured by your current conditioning, it is measured by that which lies deeper within you. It is something you can feel, but do not awaken to until you are enlightened.
Do you want to get enlightened? Look beyond the horizon of your current thinking. Feel the place inside that resonates with wise quotes and devote yourself to that, wherever it may lead. Do not think with your conditioned mind. Look beyond the horizon.