“ To be able to concentrate is essential for spiritual progress; without concentration, you shall never find God ”
If you're just conscious of your mortality you will naturally become spiritual. You will not become spiritual by thinking about God. You will become unrealistic, hallucinatory.
The ocean cannot be received in a cup unless the cup is made as large as the ocean. Likewise, the cup of human concentration and human faculties must be enlarged in order to comprehend God
To simply live here goal-less is what a spiritual process is about. That does not mean being lethargic and lax
Once you are constantly aware of your mortality, your spiritual search will be unwavering
The world needs you to be pleasant. But spiritual process is about transcendence, not good behavior.