"We are who we always have been," said Carl Jung. "And who we will be." It's a declaration discounting the value of free will, and dismissing the prospect of progress and human development. But it affirms the resilience of the rhizome, and speaks of the hope that we might yet find and be who we are, in the old Taoist sense of being true to our original nature, and to the virtues/daemon/genius/gifts/etc. that are built into our DNA-- realizing the perfection that is pre-existant in the genome of each of us, lying latent, waiting for the right combination of external stimuli to call it to life and enable our response to the time and place of our living that is just right, exactly what is needed, then, there and how. If only we get out of the way and assist its coming forth, the way the Buddha and Jesus, Socrates and Gandhi (etc.) did in meeting the times that were theirs to meet. We determine the meaning of Jung's statement in our own case by the way we live our life out in the time left for living.
Jesus said, "Look for those who can hear what you have to say, and don't waste your time with those who cannot." Those who can hear what we have to say are those who already know the truth of it before we begin to talk. Resonance is the path to enlightenment-- which is never more than seeing what is right in front of us. But it flows naturally from person to person, and from person to place and to time. It cannot be artificially produced or created. It is either there or not. When you "don't feel it," move on. You are looking for where you belong, for what you belong to, and that is a resonance thing, not a "sales-pitch thing." When you do not resonate with the person talking, or with what the person has to say, move on. Resonance is as much when and where as it is what. We can resonate with something at a particular time and place in our life, and not resonate with the same thing at a different time and place. It all comes down to the chance of pace and timing. We are ready for different things at different times and places in our life. And we "can't hurry the river." We have to wait for the time to be right before we can hear what is being said and know what to do about it. And so, "the circumambulation of the self" (Carl Jung's term for "individuation," another Carl Jung term for becoming who we are) takes a lifetime of walking around our original nature in an ever narrowing spiral as we get closer to being who we are, but we cannot rush it in a straight line fashion. We grow into being ourselves over the full course of our life. Nobody--not Carl Jung and not Jesus-- can speed things up for us. We hear and see in our own time, in our own way, waiting to resonate with what is being said and done, that we might wake up and come to our senses. In the meantime, we keep walking, keep listening, keep looking, waiting for something to "catch our eye," or to "strike a cord" with us that we have always known to be so, waiting to see/hear it to realize what is forever so.
The sin of Adam and Eve had nothing to do with eating forbidden fruit (Give me a break!), and everything to do with looking for a better deal-- and being more than willing to sacrifice their integrity to find/have it. THAT is the propensity present in every one of us that prevents us from seeing what's what and doing what needs to be done about it. "What's in it for us?" cuts us off from our original nature (Think "original nature," not "original sin"!), and delivers us to the Wasteland of Our Discontent. The profit motive is the only sin. We find our way back to Eden by "dying" to our own wishes and desires for more than we have any business having, and living with filial devotion and liege loyalty to our original nature, and fealty to the virtues/gifts/genius/daemon/etc. that came with us from the womb ("The face that was ours before we were born"), and living to serve and to share what we have to give in doing what needs to be done, when, where and how it needs to be done, because it needs to be done, with nothing in it for us beyond the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it. Living like that saves the world. That's what Jesus came to say. He also said, "Do it daily and pass it along!"
Taking the Sermon on the Mount, the Parable of the Prodigal, the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the bit in Matthew 25 about "Inasmuch as you have done it-- and failed to do it-- to one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you have done it, and failed to do it, unto me," as the summation of what Jesus had to say, we can summarize it even further in this: "You--YOU--are the neighbor! Be one!" The Buddha said the same thing. And Gandhi. And Hafiz. And Rumi. and the prophets, and Eddy Cantor… It is the final solution.