"Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
1883 - 1931
|The Face of Almustafa (The Prophet)|
How well do you know yourself? Do you know your strengths? Your weaknesses? Your blind spots? Most of us only partially know who we are and why we were born. Life is an ongoing process of self-discovery. And life is a process of becoming whom we are meant to be. We can change who we are if we desire and are willing to change. Other people can not change us, but they can teach us about ourselves. There are things other people know about us that we do not know? If we listen to them, we may hear the truth. Even our enemies can teach us about ourselves. Sometimes the people who irritate us the most have the most to teach us. Often when we are irritated by the behavior we see in others, we are really irritated with ourselves because we behave the same way. The better we know ourselves, the more honest our art will be and the better person we can become.