It took me a while to work it out, all my life actually, but once I came across the work of Sydney Banks I knew I had found the way life works and a deepening understanding of how the 3 principles were behind all life and the grand illusion via our personal thinking that has always prevented us from getting what we want, from seeing and becoming the kind of person we truly are behind the veil, the veneer of our personal thoughts...beyond the fear, the jealousy, the anger, the illusion..the ego. It's our personal thinking that skews our reality. We innocently cling onto our personal thinking like it's the last life boat on the titanic,. The reason? Because we think our thinking is our identity, who we are. This couldn't be any further from the truth if we made it all up, which in reality is what we are always doing. really, our identity it's a false sense of who we are which is deeply rooted in the past and also unwittingly fixated on the future which is where we seek a projected liberation from our insecurities (see above)...so we say to ourselves, l'll be alright when I get the girl, the guy, (or get rid of the girl, the guy), the house the money, the friends,, the success etc, and crucially this keeps us out of really enjoying and appreciating what we already have, living in the present moment, right here, right now, which is the only place we can ever be, the one place we can create our rich tomorrows... and this fact never alters.
Once we get an insight, once we start to see that we are living in a psychological reality, our thinking is what is creating our reality, and our happiness and success has nothing to do with outside circumstances and everything to do with what we are thinking... that there is only the present moment, and we begin to live in the here and now, realise how our thinking is creating our every day realities,... only then can we move out of the non existent past and the illusory future, and make a gigantic leap into clarity, out of the way we think it all is and into who we truly are: which is Amazing, Awesome, creative, resilient, wise and super talented...In fact when we see how it really is we find ourselves saying 'it cant be that simple, it just can't be'...and that's when we start to lose it again.
There is a good reason Einstein said keep it simple, but not too simple.