It is the collective mind of the human race that has erected numberous sciences, arts, religions, superstitions, philosophies, metaphysics in a vain attempt to understand the existence, the reality we have found ourselves in. The only area in our lives that we are under no doubts is that our situational awareness of this reality simply cannot be grasped by our consciousness. This can only be considered as a monumental and colossal failure of the powers of the mind. It makes clear that one should consider that the mind is incapable of solving this “problem.” So the old saying of “I think, therefore I am,” should be considered questionable – because to think or to exist does not answer the big question of “existing as what in this reality.” We have composed many theories and speculations of what actually is appearing before our eyes and through the mental exercises, and that has been deemed an acceptable path long before the days of Aristotle. Since the first speculative fictions of the nature of reality was delivered over – geez, 10,000 years ago (as far as we know), research will show that the knowledge and information of our reality still leaves much to the imagination.
It is the continued and ever-expanding state of world-wide human suffering which provides proof that the mental exercises of humanity with its trajectories of religious and abstract thinking has completely failed humanity in providing the end of human suffering within the ignorance of knowledge and information. To think is to exist within a bubble of ignorance and energy. Shakespeare may have said it best with this bit from Macbeth
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Consciousness* is but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Fixed William’s post. It is consciousness, not “life” that is that “walking shadow.” When Desteni says the primary goal for each person is to “birth self into life,” what it means is to become the directive principle  over the legion of personalities and characters that has become one’s consciousness and not to live life through and as the abstractions and pathologies of our combined, mutable and fictitious personas.
 “A point to consider with regards to you particular reaction to ‘Knowledge’ is that, in fact – everything you participate-within in your reality is ‘manifested-knowledge’: Education, Television, Communication, Participation – everything exist-within and has been manifested/created from/as Knowledge, what we are as the Mind is manifested knowledge and information infused/substantiated with/as energy and personalized with preference/morality, creating ‘individualized personalities’.
So, if you self-honestly have a look, you don’t actually have a reaction towards Knowledge-itself, otherwise you would have had a equal-reaction to/towards everything and everyone in your reality/existence, you have a particularly-specific reaction to/towards that which you require to apply discipline and effort towards obtaining to become practical in this world/reality. Therefore, it’s not the manual or the Knowledge that you’re reacting to – you’re reacting to the fact that you have to walk a process, step by step in reality and actually apply/live discipline and concentration/effort.
So – got to look at the point of laziness and postponement in yourself in relation to your world/reality where you want things to happen/manifest immediately or quickly, without having to go through the discipline / effort to manifest it as you. Therefore, the ‘problem’ is not the knowledge, the problem is ‘you’ not wanting to discipline yourself and apply the effort to walk something here in the physical, step by step.”
-Sunette Spies, ” Applying Self in Reality.” Article. Self-Direction -Destonians.com