What You Seek is What is Seeking - God is Closer to You than Your Self
There is a parable about a man who goes searching for the moon. He at last finds a finger, which is pointing up at the moon, and he sucks on that finger for comfort.
But he never looks in the direction that finger is pointing.
Such is the nature of religious belief.
To look directly at the moon however is the nature of direct perception.
Cultivating direct perception is the pathless path of the Mystic.