Life springs from love – the origin is love and life seeks love. The goal of life is also love, and in between, life is sustained by love. There is not a single creature or living entity on this planet that has not known love or is devoid of love.
If we are made up of a substance called love, then why don’t we experience it? Why is there so much misery? If love is everywhere in creation, why is there a seeking for love? Why do we seek love?
When these questions start bothering the human mind, one’s spiritual journey has begun. What is love?
Even the slightest desire to be free has arisen in you, you should pat yourself on the back, you are very lucky. Billions of lives on this planet don’t have this blessing. They do not even live. They exist, die and dissolve. They are not bored. Even if they are bored, they bored about something very small thing. A little change can make them very comfortable again. So, blessed are those who got bored.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Many great masters have emphasized devotion as an essential ingredient of the spiritual path. Devotion is the deep yearning of the heart for God. Great Masters says “To seek God. without at least wanting Him would be self-contradictory. To want Him is to feel devotion to Him.” If there is no desire for God, the incentive to persist in Sadhana (Spiritual Practice) will be lacking. Without devotion, we aren’t likely to enjoy spiritual journey enough even to stay with it!
“Thirsty” is a reference to the deep yearning of the heart which eventually draws the divine response. Once the heart is open and receptive to the feelings of peace, love, and joy that flow from Spirit, we can meditate “longer” because these feelings, when experienced, are extremely enjoyable.