One can realize God through intense renunciation.
But the soul must be restless for Him, as restless as one feels for a
breath of air when one's head is pressed under water.
A man can see God if he unites in himself the force of these three
attractions: the attraction of worldly possessions for the worldly
man, the husband's attraction for the chaste wife, and the child's
attraction for its mother. If you can unite these three forms of love
and give it all to God, then you can see Him at once.