Know that the Buddha is not a separate presence from you. Through the unmistaken path of devotional prayer, meditation, and trust, if you perfect your experience of loving-kindness, purify all your emotional and intellectual obscurations, and complete the dual accumulations of merits and wisdom, you will attain Buddhahood by just seeing the true nature of your own mind and its qualities, as well as the true face and qualities of the Buddha of Loving- Kindness, as they are.
If we realize the true nature of our own mind, we realize the true nature and qualities of all existents, which is Buddhahood. So the Buddha is not somewhere else. He is in us. He is our true nature.
Source: The Heart of Unconditional Love