When we abide in Truth,in the Freedom to live authentically,joyfully,guilt free,unashamed to be True to ourselves with prudent fearlessness……..then we open up the path Inward to the Divine Wisdom and heavenly treasures of Love and Joy that are awaiting Within.
When we want to be kept continuously confused, agitated/ignorant,constantly disillusioned,divided and fragmented between the restless mind and the wise loving heart,then we look outside of the self and believe in the illusory voice of the world.
Luke chapter 17:verse 20-21(King James Version)
“And when Jesus was demanded of the Pharisees, when will the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
We keep wandering aimlessly on the surface,we are told to believe in this and that,to not do/to do this and that.We have been conditioned and have set limitations for ourselves far too long in listening to the opinions, beliefs,ideologies of those we give authority and adulation to without experiencing firsthand of the truth that the others are saying.But here in the gospel of Luke,Jesus is giving straight directions to look deep within the self for the truth and the wonders of Love,Wisdom and Joy.He is also implying that we cannot find God(Truth,Love,Consciousness) or even happiness either from mere believing in the here and there or anywhere outside of the self….it is only to be found Within!
This is a profound teaching of Jesus and all enlightened teachers of truth,a universal message meant for all beings.