For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
Biblical stories often present the reader with imagined, or actual heroes journeying through the highs, and lows of their life's voyage of self discovery. The secular world also provides its readers with the likes of Robinson Crusoe, Sinbad the Sailor, Hercules, Odysseus et al wandering in search of whatever lies at the end of the rainbow. The Wizard of Oz presents us with Dorothy eager to leave her perceived boring existence in Kansas in search of adventure, and a more colorful life.
The eager beaver might well consider that their constant probing of the unknown, or what's on the other side of the hill is life's invitation to go out, and find their real self emerging from within their daily growing awareness. There will be times when we ask our self why did we so enthusiastically jump in the deep end in search of something, that we had no idea we were seeking. Curiosity has its advantages when attempting to replace our periods of monotony, with a dive into the unknown waiting for us to discover all that is waiting in anticipation of taking actions revealing our innermost desires.
Enlightenment is life's invitation to go out into the unknown, trusting in the leadership of The Spirit of God to reveal to us, why He granted us life. A tedious existence can be transformed into a meaningful life, filled with all that Our Father provides for our journey of self discovery.
Our faith in God is never challenged when embracing the comforts of reason, that our living room provides us with all that satisfies our justification, waiting for life to announce...time's up.
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith.
There is always an alternative to the faith we lose.
Or is it the same faith under another mask?
~ Graham Greene