During the early stages of spiritual development, it is easy to see truth as residing in some remote realm curated and presided over by an elite priesthood of scholars and figureheads. We are invited to discount our own experience of life in favor of traditional expressions of official doctrine expounded and defended by credentialed experts. We come to see the most profound truths as something distant, external, other.

But eventually, if we are to fully realize our divine nature, we must recognize that true wisdom dwells within each of us already. It turns out that the basic package that we have each been given — this marvelous body — is all we need. Indeed, it is our only means for identifying and participating in ultimate truth. This is the profound wisdom of incarnation.