But the truth is, all the knowledge we'll ever have will never help us to live a better life, to be healthier, etc.
First of all, because the mind considers knowing, i.e. information sufficient... and as long as we identify yourself with the mind, we consider it sufficient as well.
But just look at weight: we all know what we should be doing, and we have known it for ever. We read, we learn... and yet the number of obese people is growing by the minute.
There is a difference between knowing and knowing.
Tell me: if your child told you that she didn't need to practice driving, that she can take the drivers' test without any practice (without ever sitting at the steering wheel) because ever since she can remember she has seen people driving... and that's enough, would you let her go through with the test? No? What is the difference between driving a car (safely and well) and learning new ways to live? Not much, I assert.
We can watch Donald Trump, Stephen Spielberg, or any public figure and think that we could do it too... and we do think that.
How many times have I heard people say: I went to the same school as X (name successful person of your own), had the same grades even, and yet they are successful and I am not... I can't see anything that they do different.
And even if we could see what they do different, or how they do it differently than us, would we be able to be like them? Probably not.
What is at the root of success or failure isn't on the surface. It isn't visible. And even if it were, we would be blind to it, like the natives were blind to the ships of the conquistadors.
So how do we get from the surface to the depth where the important things are, so we can, finally, make some lasting changes in our life?
If understanding doesn't help, then what will?
Practice, my friend. Practice with awareness, practice with alertness, practice with documentation... so it gets integrated on all levels.
And, beyond being able to see deeper than most any human being (because I am an empath), and beyond being so dedicated to dig up and dig out all the inner levers and dials of the human condition, I also make us do work, which is not mental but practical, so we can actually start on our path of becoming a human being, instead of continuing being a human mind-machine.
You see the Original Design meant us to be powerful... but machines aren't. The being entrapped in the machine feels jerked left and jerked right... there is no power for the being in the machine. Only outside of it.
Come and work with me free for about two hours on one of my free webinars, and see that even just those two ours will create a tiny break in the impenetrable shield of the depth from where all good things come.
You'll find out what's the irresistible urge to perpetuate the miserable machine that always leaves you unsatisfied, unhappy, unloved and uncared for, insignificant and the opposite of what you intended.
It's an amazing process. Once you see that mechanism and what is driving it, you'll want to come again, and again, because suddenly life starts to feel so good. At least that is the feedback from people who have come before you.
There is an additional benefit, that you probably can't see yet, but once you master this process, the Dark Side thought and negative emotion transmissions will leave you largely untouched.