Everyone is a ‘spiritual student’ doing ‘spiritual work’ because everyone is here and has to cope, one way or another, with life. The difference is that an aware person learns from their pain and they eventually create a happy life. An unaware person also has pain. However, as they do not know (or do not want to know) how to help themselves, they learn little or nothing from their pain. Thus their journey to happiness is long and indirect.
What must come to you, for you, always finds its way to you…
Life is like a mountain, it has one top and two valleys, it’s how you manage the valley that determines if you will ever reach the top.