There are growing numbers of people in the world today who sense that great change is coming. And more than this, they have begun to respond to messages from Knowledge, the deeper intelligence within them, telling them to do certain things, to make certain adjustments or changes in their life and to take action.
Yet so many of these people have been unable to respond. They feel the warning of the message and perhaps they see the signs, but they are not moved to act. They recognize the need. They recognize a possible danger. But they have not responded. They have not taken any action regarding it.
This represents two problems. The first is that Knowledge is not yet strong enough within them to move them. Knowledge is actually strong enough, but they do not have a strong enough connection to it to feel the urgency and the movement within themselves. It is like a distant voice or a passing image or a fleeting emotion, as if Knowledge were communicating to them from far away, through a great thick wall. Knowledge is powerful within them, but they are not yet able to respond to it.
This inability to respond, or this irresponsibility you could say, is a fundamental problem. That is why in the study of Steps to Knowledge, there is a process of building a bridge from your thinking mind, from your intellect, which has been so formulated through social conditioning and past experience, to the deeper mind of Knowledge that God has created, which is beyond the reach of social conditioning and that cannot be manipulated or altered by any worldly or other-worldly force.