We can find God in everything. We do not have to try for He simply IS. His presence fills the whole universe and pervades every creature. Our concern should not be to reach some exalted spiritual state but to begin where we are. To see that he gives Himself to us in everything even though we may not always be aware of His presence. But to know the truth of the fact. If we know deep down, this knowing will bring with it a quality of listening. A listening beyond the ordinary. Listening that brings about, through the light of the Holy Spirit , a compassionate awareness. Everything we experience in life, however onerous or unappealing, is a message of God's will. Sometimes that can be hard to see or accept. On closer analysis it is pride and self will that stops us letting go and trusting with a child-like simplicity, His holy will. Just as Jesus came to do the will of His Father, through His self-sacrifice and suffering, He also teaches us to say "Thy Will be done". We must wait in peace and without anxiety, simply fixing our gaze on Him and our own nothingness. Happy is the person who knows he is nothing. This seems to go against everything we feel. But from that seeming nothingness the mysterious gift of the Holy Spirit makes all things new.