Much of the spiritual life is about being freed to see the ways things really are. Our bondage can be blinding. We can miss the beauty in a sunset, the smile of a child or the many other blessings in life. We can get so caught in our hurried, fractured lives that we miss what is right before us. Freedom creates an openness in our hearts to perceive things at an intuitive level and to begin to see the hand of God in all things. Much of our spiritual practice should be about slowing, looking and listening to the ways God is present now.
So often we try to search for, or earn access to God through some act or form. Rather the act or form should help us to see what is already in front of us. This brings a light to soul, joy to the heart and contentment to life. All this is a gift which is being given all the time.