Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
You will continue to acquire, but only what you truly desire from within the knowing of your Silent Master consciousness. I like the biblical saying in Proverbs: “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” When you find your true self, you can acquire anything that is good and right because it is already within you. Without the guidance of your true self, you will not acquire your highest and truest good. Searching for your true self is the way to create your optimum life path, because your true self is the seed of all you can become.
Here is a simple image to help you see what I mean. Imagine an Acorn as the symbol of your life. In its simple form of a being just a nut, it has value (just as you, in your roles right now, have value). But the value a simple nut has is not necessarily self fulfilling. A nut has value as a food source for something else. It can be consumed. When that happens, its energy its Life Force is given over to something else, converted into energy that feeds another.