Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
And so it is that many of us aren't ready to discover our spiritual nature until we feel we have to. Suddenly you may have a life threatening illness, or perhaps experience some kind of loss. At these times you generally feel the need to search for a way to cope and a deeper meaning to life. You naturally turn within yourself, looking and listening for a feeling of something true and real. That something is your real Self, your Silent Master consciousness.
This is why adversity can be a blessing in disguise. It turns you to your true self, where you not only find healing, but more of your undiscovered potential as well.