If the body is understood to have a mind which gives rise to consciousness, the world is ‘out there’ — separate from what we call ‘I’ — and a longing arises that can never be fulfilled.
If consciousness itself is understood to give rise to a mind and a body through which it ‘knows’ itself, the sense of separation collapses, and longing dissolves in its source.
I looked for God. I went to a temple and did not find him there. I went to a church and did not find him there. I went to a mosque and did not find him there. Finally I looked in my heart, and there he was. ~ Rumi
If you seek the grace of God with your whole heart, then you may be assured
that the grace of God is also seeking you. ~ Ramana Maharshi
Be still, and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10