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Knowing Yourself

Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Know Yourself
“Our lives improve only when we take chances ... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” ~ Walter Anderson
By being honest we know ourselves better. For example, we can explore our beliefs, our fixed ideas, our assumptions, our prejudices, our attachments, our connections, our inner knowing, our dreams, our uniqueness, and so much more.
“Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.” ~ Grace Lichtenstein
As we pay ongoing attention to our motives, we can see how both our conscious and unconscious attitudes are changing. We can dare to be ourselves; after that nothing is beyond us.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller
Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do, but you can change your mind about that barrier. You can go as far as your mind lets you. Be aware of what you are thinking now and support yourself with a more optimistic vision of the future. When you believe that vision is possible, you stand a good chance of achieving it.
Only when we own our present reality can we change. So explore who you are: your defenses, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations... Feel in your heart what has meaning and purpose for you and express this truth in your daily life. Find ways you can give back to life and be of service.

Here’s some further reading on this theme...

How to Identify Unconscious Beliefs ~ by Edward Spina

"Know thyself." These words were inscribed in the vestibule of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. For centuries, petitioners seeking advice from the oracle at Delphi would view the inscription. Philosophers throughout the ages offered this same advice to their Trainees. These words are as valuable today as they were almost three thousand years earlier. Part of "knowing yourself" is understanding your beliefs. The difficulty is that most beliefs are subconscious. They have been accepted without ever having been critically examined. Continues...

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