Imagine yourself on a journey. You have lost your way. You are at the crossroads. You cannot turn back, because you came from there, and you cannot go forward, because you do not know where to go, and you cannot stay where you are, because that is not your destination.
“At that time, an intense desire develops within you that someone should come and show you the way. Miraculously Nature intervenes and you find a Guide who leads you to your destination.
Gumrahi khud manzile maksood kee hai raihnumaa
Khizr mil jaate hain jinko raastaa miltaa nahin
Losing thy way, is in itself the means to reaching thy destination,
For surely a Guide will appear to show the way to those who are lost!
Intense desire fills a person with such strength that it attracts the destination to itself. In God-Realisation, the intensity of desire becomes a reflection of that thing which is to be attained. It was such an intense desire that brought Buddha to Nirvana. In the Bible such a concept is dwelled upon as:
Knock and it shall be opened unto you. Seek and ye shall find.