The really funny thing, though, is that when you finally do come face to face with it, you recognize that it’s something you knew all along. It’s been right there with you the whole time. It never went away. It was never hidden. It was never the least bit obscure. It was up in your face the entire time. Yet somehow you had failed to recognize it.
Kobun Chino said that it’s like something ancient says to you, “Why don’t you know me? Living so many years with me, why can’t you call my real name?”