If he is indeed wise he does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.- Kahill Gibran
As a free individual we have the option to learn and grow. It's a gift that no scale can measure the weigh as it is an unknown treasure. The value lies within you and the decisions you make to cultivate the gift. A seed that sits in the root cellar has no value until it's place in fertile ground, sprouts and bears fruit. The magnitude of this gift is similar to standing at the base of a mountain, while you might be overwhelmed and get a pain in your neck looking straight up at the climb, your true assessment comes from when you step back and view the whole mountain from an adjacent plain. It's majesty is hidden at the on set of the climb, while the view from afar, or at the top of the summit reveals the purpose.
So don't be surprised if your journey on the path to gain knowledge doesn't expose all the secrets at the onset. It's a process, walk a mile, then you'll see the next mile. The proper system, as Gibran points out, is to be led to the discovery by one who is wiser than yourself. Might I suggest the LIFE program? It has a systematic process that helps you discover the truth with information screened by those who have the results we seek. You can trip and stumble up the mountain forging your own pathway, or you can take a defined trail, clearly marked and well traveled to gain access to the summit. As Gilbran goes on to say.....
Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is a bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:- Kahill Gibran