When is there enough readiness to pursue a spiritual path?
Whenever there's any inkling of interest, even if it is easily overwhelmed and forgotten.
Par for the course?
Right. On the one hand the more readiness or preparation the better.
And on the other hand?
Actually there's no such thing as total readiness, if by that we mean a truly integrated self.
So what to do in the meanwhile?
Meanwhile we suffer our inner wastelands, our inner conflicted parts, letting them wear out somewhat, and then regroup.
Opting for peaceful coexistence with a fractured self?
Yes, no need to reject the false, just start seeing through it, feeding it less. Then we can more easily stand on our point of contact with what is more real, what is of more value. In short we can sense the Beloved's presence, invite that active force that effaces both readiness and lack thereof.