It is a lot easier to see the divine in the positive than the negative, in the beautiful than the ugly, in those we love than those we do not. And this is such a great way to start in getting to know the divine. After all, the world is not at all short of such wonders and delights.
However, if we want to be even freer and happier, we have no choice but to see the divine even in the negative, ugly, and unlovely. After all, the world too is not at all short of difficult and challenging people, one of whom could sometimes even be ourselves.
A divine consciousness sees the divine in all. Although highly improbable, if not humanly impossible, but if we could see the divine in all we would be able to open our heart really big time and feel emancipated and happy all the time. After all, to see the divine in all is to look past the surface illusion of the unreal and return to the peace and bliss inherent in the source of all.
We do need to shine our light in order to know that we are light. We do need to radiate love to realize we are love.
Doing good is therefore part and parcel of our spiritual path as we do need to be benevolent to know that we are benevolence.
Doing good is how we get to know our true self. Doing good is also how we express and fulfill our true self. Doing good is both a means and an end.
Before knowing our true self, doing good is being lawful, moral, ethical, spiritual, or religious. Upon knowing our true self, doing good is just being ourselves.
Doing good has no doer, there is only a doing. Doing good seeks no merit, it seeks only to do good.
Doing good is an attitude, an energy, a spirit. Doing good is not of this world, even as it expresses itself in this world.
Doing good is how we open our heart and shine our light. Or rather, our light is always shining, we just need to open our heart and let it through.