Your first spiritual achievement is when you like yourself, when you are yourself’s best friend. This means you are content with yourself, you like yourself, you like to be with yourself and you are not looking all the time in the outside: “new car! new this! new this!…. and then I’m o.k.” “I like myself, I’m o.k”.From that point on you are living your life. That’s the first step, from that point on you don’t need anything else in the outside determining, qualifying you.
It does not depend on the outside, it’s an inner joy, an inner contentment. It’s a feeling where you know you are a part of the Universe, and because you are a part of the Universe, you are part of God. And so that Universe, that God, takes care of you.