He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise. – Lao-tzu
Knowledge is key, it’s often said. Seems to me that even before we can understand and know others; be effective in relationships with them, we must know our own selves a great deal.
What does it mean to know thyself?
It can mean several things and at several levels:
- Know our hidden motives and agendas. Are we conscious of why we do what we do?
- Know what keeps us going; Know our deepest values; what’s most important to us. What makes us happy/sad?
- Know how others perceive us and how we impact their lives.
- Know our place in this universe.
It’s not a small undertaking; which is why we have an entire life to explore the universe that’s inside us and is us! Bon Voyage!
Recommendation: The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power