Personal growth is “a treasure hidden in a field” (Matthew 13:44).
It is only discovered by the release of our current defense postures, by letting go of fear and our attachment to self-image. Then the inner gift lies present and accounted for!
Once our defenses are out of the way and we are humble and poor, truth is allowed to show itself.
God could not risk giving truth to proud and power hungry people; they will always abuse it. Truth shows itself when we are free from ideology, fear, and anger.