This above all: to thine own self be true. – Polonius, Hamlet, William Shakespeare
mother of all quotes!
This is indeed the grand daddy of all quotes. It succinctly encapsulates all that we, as humans, need as a reminder, and as direction in our lives.
what it means
To me the quote means that we must grow to truly understand ourselves. Not just our superficial self, its selfishness and its shallowness. But also our deeper self, our value to the Universe and to each other. With this increasing self-knowledge we’ll know what to do for our own happiness without trampling over others’ needs. When true to our deep self, we can only bring happiness to others around us.
Daily Affirmation: Today I am true to myself. I’m being responsible for my own deep needs while being of service to others.
Recommendation: Awakening of Intelligence
Back on Monday, April 5th, on vacation until then!