We live in an age of information. It is right at the tip of our fingers, but what do we do with it?
How do we apply it to our situation? When do we know if it is working?
There is a certain comfort that comes with knowing where to go to get the right answer, but how do you apply that knowledge in a new context? How does it apply to your context? How do the facts actually benefit you?
Information was once held by the powerful to establish hierarchy and maintain the status quo. Now information is freely available and yet we often still feel powerless. Why?
Knowledge and experience are two different things. It is like reading and planning for a trip to a distant city versus actually going there. You need to make the journey to make the knowledge real, to make it your own. Having never stepped a foot in the direction of that which you read about, how can you proclaim to know the subtlety of its experience.
You must walk the path.