Be willing to judge the ego’s thought system with perfect honesty.
Open yourself to the Tao, then trust your natural responses, and everything will fall into place.

The world isn’t here to make you happy; rather, to make you conscious.

When problems arise, our minds tell us that they ought not be happening. When plans fail, we feel unjustly trapped within a life that we ought not have. When love relationships fail to deliver salvation, we feel as though we are with the wrong partner. Why don’t we ever seem to get a break?

If life isn’t easy, it is by design. The world is challenging so that we are pushed toward awakening. Our individual strategies fail because nothing we do alone can ever be rooted in ultimate truth. 

The failure, the suffering, it is there to push us further — to wake us up. If a little bit doesn’t work, we are given more. Continue to cling to ego and the suffering escalates even more.

Then comes your holy instant — your awakening to the eternal present moment, your acceptance of all that is, your decision to trade all fear for total love. Awakening to consciousness takes only a moment and, if you then establish a daily spiritual practice, you can live here forever.

The world shows us everything consciousness is not so that, through contrast, we can know what it is. Your purpose in this life is to allow consciousness to flow through you. 
Consciousness wants to come into this world through us — carrying with it the knowledge of God and the bliss of love.

Now any challenges that arise are not problems at all; rather, reminders to go even more deeply into consciousness. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.