Contemplation of the way of things on this, the lowest time and space frame our consciousnesses can occupy as truly intelligent, cannot help but be a productive use of the time we have to dwell here. Such contemplation, observation and appreciation ably augments the knowledge we gain by our experience here. For, after all, ultimately our time here teaches what we are, and what is the nature of this reality within which we reside.
Upon grasping these truths we then pass onto a successive realm possessed of its own nature and conditions. There, our education continues. Long will you be a student of existence. Therefore bear in mind there is no end to a beginning. There is no resolution. These concepts were ingrained into you by your cultures. They do not accurately reflect the nature of the course of your being. The nature of this course will reveal itself to you as it unfolds before you. There is no destination to rush to.
Dwelling in synthetic environments, surrounded by manufactured items, deprives you of the sensory input required to gauge and assess the level of existence you now occupy. A great misfortune interpreted as a great accomplishment by your people are the massive urban centers your organizing principles require. These remove their occupants from their contact with the nature of their reality and thus their natures of themselves.
It is no accident, or random chance, you find yourselves on the planet where you now reside. Its mountains, oceans, rivers and valleys, it's forests and deserts, swamplands and estuaries, too are not created by random eventualities. The role temperature and water play as the engine of life bespeak an engineering of a kind your species can but contemplate and appreciate. Your education in the way of yourselves and your reality is dependent upon your access to these things. These, and not the creations of your randomly sprawled culture, are what you must comprehend.
Fail in this and you will be lost to yourselves. As a result this nature will be as unforgiving to you as you are to the things you consume to sustain your own lives. It is the architecture of existence, and not the will of some emotionally upset supreme being from your stories and legends.
Reaching that self of which I speak requires a journey not unlike the one you've been on your entire life. However, there is a destination which is substantial in a way quite apart from your experience thus far. Properly done you will find yourself requiring conditions which caution has placed far to the back of your consciousness, such as trust and unfettered expressions of love and appreciation. These, of course, are accompanied by a sense of vulnerability which is seen to be unwise to reveal within your current world.
You must bear in mind the nature of existence does not alter itself because the inhabitants of one tiny planet within this limitless universe have corrupted their world, and so themselves, to the point that rather than feeling joy and comfort within existence, fear and uncertainty are allowed to prevail.
The extent of your self has remained defined by your nature regardless of the condition of your surroundings and the people you find yourselves among. Their grasp of truth has no bearing on your grasp of truth, and should you become more aware of the actualities of this reality, you should recognize a distinct departure from those who do not. It is only logical this should be.
Unfortunately, too, your world has been victim to those among you who would use scant knowledge of these things of which I speak to create for themselves a livelihood feeding upon the profoundly innate aspirations and beliefs which are native to your intelligence. These people have created cults designed to serve only their founders, or their corrupt purposes. You are cautioned to not follow anyone even if doubt rises sharply within you about your own capacities and abilities.
This journey is you reaching yourselves. No one else can do this for you. No one else should try. If anyone should, politely deny them. No one is better equipped for this than you for you. You, as well, even though in this journey you may discover a wealth of wisdom and knowledge, will never be able to lead another along this way. Yours is yours. Theirs is theirs. Resist this urge. It may seem simple to you. It will not be for them.