We use tools we think will provide us with things that are beneficial to our life, but my experience has been if they don’t allow you to keep your head where your feet are, they’ll be tools that don’t really provide the benefits being sought.
Finding the tools that provide the most benefits in your life seems as though it can take a lifetime of searching and this is because one already possesses that which is being sought. Because this isn’t realized the search has to continue as the mind always makes up the excuse it needs closure. It doesn’t like loose ends and it has difficulty just letting things happen without making it into a story. Every story has an ending, this is why the mind uses the tool of stories, so it can always make sense of things. This is one of the reasons I Am is such a powerful tool because it’s incomplete; if one can be with I Am and not have the need to add anything to it, it would mean the mind is settling somewhat.
As long as you have a tool in place that makes you think something from the outside is needed, your inner peace will never be stable because it will always be directed by the ever changing world of what’s going on out there. No tool using out there will provide the inner peace that is searched for because of the constant change in what happens out there. Hold onto any religious figure, program, method, or anything for that matter and see how the hold is all the same. Granted the consequences will be different depending on what’s held onto, but the bondage of the hold is all the same. Only the tools that allow one to live in the Here and Now are truly beneficial, because the Here and Now is the only place that exist. You can use any tool you think will provide you with the benefits needed to live a bondage free life, but my experience has been if it doesn’t allow you to keep your head where your feet are, it will be a tool that doesn’t really provide the benefits that are being sought.