The reason humans commit so many errors of judgment, behave so inappropriately and experience so much suffering is because they don’t know what they have come to earth to do. They come and they go. In what cosmic plan is their destiny written? Where have they come from and what is their destination when they leave? They have no idea. There is only one answer to both questions: God. And in fact, that is our only certainty. We have come from God, and we will one day return to God. What will happen to us between this point of departure and this return? Over the course of our numerous incarnations, what roads will we travel before we return to the source? That depends on us. God has prepared an exceptional destiny for us human beings.
Every now and then we receive an intuition of it, a few fleeting visions, then the sky clouds over once more, and our uncertainties and tribulations begin all over again. But we must cling to these transient visions with all our might and never doubt their reality. All the things that can possibly happen to us on the way merely represent stages, and they must never efface or cause us to forget the vision of what we will be when we return to the bosom of the Eternal, enriched by our experiences and by the qualities and virtues we will have acquired and developed.
The journey we undertook a long time ago will not end with our present life. This life is only one stage on the road all beings must travel once they have left the bosom of God. And how many different regions they will have to visit before returning to their place of origin!
We are only travellers on earth, and we must never forget it. But even among people who are pursuing the spiritual life, very few are capable of holding onto the idea that they are travellers and must not stop anywhere and put down roots. The way is long, very long; we must constantly observe, study and draw conclusions so as to continue in the right direction, and in order not to lose heart we must keep our eyes fixed on our goal…