When we give ourselves a goal, to reach this goal, we have to follow a certain path and apply certain methods so as to proceed safely and unhindered.
But in reality, the goal and the method are one and the same.
This is what we must understand when Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’.
‘I am the way’: Jesus walked on the path and he was that path, he became the path. And those who follow Jesus, those who walk on this path, must themselves become the path too.
They think about God, they advance toward God, and they themselves must become like God himself. That is, they must identify with the goal.
In this way, the goal becomes the method. And the method comprises all the exercises which enable us to advance, so that one day we become one with God and are able to say, like Jesus, ‘My Father and I are one’.