Recently I have come across a very beautiful story which can give much needed insights to a seeker on the path of enlightenment. Before proceeding further, I wish to share the story

Once a sage was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him.
“Master, I wish to become your disciple,” said the man.
“Why?” replied the hermit.
The young man answered,
“Because I want to find God.”

The master rose up, grabbed him by his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his head under water.
After holding him there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself, the master finally pulled him up out of the river. The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath. When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke.
“Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water.”
“Air!” answered the man.
“Very well,” said the master.
“Go home and come back to me when you want God as much as you just wanted air.”

Does it not hold a beautiful and profound message that persistence and utmost dedication is required to find God and not just the superficial fancies ! 

Let’s yearn for God before going to find Him!!