Be like a child who never grows up: the only reason why the child-like state does not last is "desire".
You attempt to appease want by want; hence want does not disappear and neither does the sense of want.
When man awakens to the acute consciousness of this sense of want, then only does spiritual inquiry become genuine. You must bear in mind that only when the sense of want becomes the sense of the want of Self-knowledge does the real Quest begin.
Words of Ma Anandamayi:
Short Communications 2. Richard Lannoy