Know yourself, there is nothing else to seek!!!
To know yourself on the inside, is the inner world made up of thoughts, feelings, beliefs and our spiritual being. The outer world is comprised of people, places and things. The outer world always reflects the inner world.
What does this mean? This means that whatever is going on internally, your major thoughts, inner beliefs, feelings, etc are mirrored on the outside.
Example: Do you ever notice if are feeling happy and joyful, the people around you are happy and joyful? The opposite is also true. If you are angry, angry people seem to surround you. Like attracts like.
To know yourself in the inner AND outer world, is to experience high self esteem!!
“A man walks down a street and falls in a hole. “How did I get here?” he exclaims! “I don’t deserve this. What did I do??!! After much cursing and swearing, he finally manages to scramble out of the hole.
He continues walking, walks down the same street, and falls in the hole. Again. “Oh no, not again. I don’t believe it. How did this happen to me?” He manages to get out, a bit faster than the 1st time.
He starts walking again goes down the same street and falls in the hole. “I recognize this place. It’s that hole in the street. It doesn’t take him very long to get out of the hole.
He starts walking, realizes it’s the same street with the hole and changes direction and goes down a different street.
Because he doesn’t know himself, he lashes out and wants to blame. He feels like a complete victim. Over time, with increased self awareness, greater self esteem and knowing himself better, he pays attention, and recognizes the street with the hole BEFORE he walks down it, even changing the direction he’s walking and ends up on a different street.
To know yourself, comes from paying attention to your inner “cues”. Those internal signals that can be used as a guide directing our actions. The trick is how to recognize one’s ego minds response compared to one’s ”internal signals” or higher self or spiritual guide, whatever you want to call it.
One way to tell what’s what, is your ego minds response is usually negative and tells you in no uncertain terms, that you’re not good enough, you don’t deserve, you’re not worthy, etc etc. You know what I’m talking about. That negative nattering voice inside your head. That’s your ego mind.
If we can allow our ego mind to just natter away or better yet, love it into submission, we can finally hear our internal signals, our higher self talking to us. This is our spiritual self. We are in fact spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around.
big part of really learning to know ourselves is paying attention. Pay
attention or WAKE UP!! Wake up to the fact that the results of your life are
all around you. The money you have in the bank, the clothes, your education,
health, your relationships are the end results of the degree you know yourself
in making all the decisions and actions you have taken. Are you happy, healthy
and successful? Do you have high self esteem?
Knowing ourselves, is a discipline we all need in order to create the lives we all want.