In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within
You may ask: if my Silent Master my true self is already what I am, why do I not know it? Why is my life not automatically perfect and happy?
Because you have free will, you can look away from Truth and hold any idea you wish in your own consciousness. Your free will allows you to stay in any environment you wish, even one that hurts you. The student just mentioned, for example, was free to believe that he couldn’t have the career he wanted, and free to work in a boring, limited job that didn’t utilize his true abilities. But he was also free to change that belief and to put his true talents to work, and he did just that.