Because our eyes are in our heads and we are taught to identify with our intellect we think that our ego or our self* is in our minds.
But the divine spark or soul is in the human heart.
God is closer to our hearts than our minds.
So we can cease chasing after states of higher consciousness and settle in the heart.
"For the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b (NRSV)
* This self is at least to some extent created by projections across the collective unconscious. We are partly a fabrication of other people's projections.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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