Here's another problem, which only aggravates the situation. We tend to look for Truth in the 'wrong' sorts of places---for example, in churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and self-help groups, and on psychiatrists' couches (although they all have their place). In one sense, Truth is everywhere, so it exists in the places just mentioned and elsewhere as well. The trouble is we think we need to believe this teaching or that teaching, or follow this guru or that guru, or accept this person or some other one as our personal savior. That’s when we go horribly astray, because Truth is not to be found in someone else---not even if that someone else be a supposed deity or messiah.
Here's another shocker. I have come to realize that our conscious, rational, thinking mind, important though it is for problem-solving and the like, cannot directly lead us to Truth. Why might that be the case? Well, when we are thinking, analyzing, and judging we are no longer in direct and immediate contact with life as it unfolds from one moment to the next. I have often spoken of that.
Truth is indeed concealed from us until we learn to live and act mindfully. Truth can only be found, that is, experienced and known, 'in' the Eternal Now, that is, in the actual living of life, from one moment to the next, with choiceless awareness of what is. And that particular truth (that is, cosmic principle) is not a hidden secret even though it is not all that widely known. That’s why I am telling you about it. But don't take my word for it. Find out for yourself. Experience it for yourself.