Let me try - Life is an expression of Consciousness, which is like the ocean in which waves rise and crash. Life is that wave which identifies itself as that wave, but in fact it is the ocean itself. Essentially, Life is a journey just like how the water from the ocean evaporates, becomes vapour, forms cloud, becomes snow, becomes melting water, becomes a river only to flow back and merge into the ocean where it came from. In all of this, if at any one point, the realization dawns of one's real nature, the struggle eases. It is made easier through consistent remembrance of one's true nature through whichever sadhana one chooses. To be anything, anywhere then comes naturally, out of a sense of compassion. Getting this full realization could happen here and now or a few lifetimes, through self effort, level of thirst and Grace. To treat this life, this moment as a gift is the best way forward. You have chosen it as a Guru which is a wonderful thought. Serve it well to always remain rooted in the thought of discovering your real nature, which we have heard of, yet ignorant of. We are all in this journey to transcend this cycle or even if we have to be in it, we hope to be conscious of it to give our best for all that surrounds us.