We are all carrying a star of infinite beauty within ourselves. We are stars. Of course, we are surrounded by much smoke and clouds and if one looks from the outside, nothing of the star can be found.
The function of meditation is to penetrate through these dark clouds that surround you, and to reach the center where eternal light is present: where life is a flame of joy, of bliss, of tremendous beauty. The experience of that innermost flame is the experience of godliness.