Monday, October 22, 2007

Self Knowledge

Self Knowledge is a life long search. You have not only to know who you are but you need to be comfortable with who you are.

Frequently the process of self -knowledge is hampered by denial because of who you think you may want to be. As an example, the wish that you would much rather be white and born in a rich family can only lead to denial and frustration if in fact you were black and born to a poor family. As another example if you were born blind, you could spend a life feeling handicapped and resentful or you could accept your lack of sight and proceed with leading a full life using the disability as an advantage rather than a disadvantage.

It is not for us to decide to be born or not or what abilities, fortunes, capabilities we are born with. We can only decide what to do with what we have. Self- knowledge provides us with a direction towards our destiny.

Self knowledge makes us more acutely aware of the choices we do not have.


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