If you were to turn to yourself, and watchfully notice your reactions and responses to life, and if you were to study those reactions and responses that you’re expressing every moment of your waking day, and if you were to notice how often they harm you in many ways, and if you were to trust that you have the intelligence to respond to life much more effectively if you dared to put your faith in yourself and if you rested in the fact that you are a marvelously made being, here to express and experience your many hidden strengths and talents:
You would come to recognize that you have an inner compass that is flawless, and that will guide you in all matters that concern you in the world.
You would come to realize that your intuitive intelligence is without bounds, and it will offer many insights to help you on your path through life, making it much easier for you to solve your problems and resolve your difficulties.
Perhaps the first part of the statement – “Ye shall enter the kingdom of heaven” – was lost, Lo, over these many thousand years since it was first spoken. Perhaps the statement was originally spoken, “If you were to turn to yourself, ye shall enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Student: So, you’re saying I can’t do anything lastingly right for myself until I see what I am ignoring about my true nature?
Teacher: Indeed, we imagine we are conscious of all there is to know about ourselves, but we are looking at only the surface.