Often, the soul, or the message it relays, reaches us not as an epiphany but as a disturbance.
Our inner reality is exposed when normal, natural consciousness is disrupted or deviates from its path, perhaps for no obvious reason.
For instance, a new planet can be discovered as the result of a deviation in the orbit of another, known planet.
Likewise, the unusual and the incomprehensible within may lead us to search more carefully for something that exists but is concealed.
Every fluctuation in our lives calls upon us to search for its source, sometimes enabling us to discover that what had been bothering us were not emotional problems but various aspirations that were transplanted within us from elsewhere.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz