Getting to Know You

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“The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.”
~ Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881
Scottish Historian and Essayist


Getting to know yourself better takes courage.  It is far easier to hide behind a mask than to see yourself as you really are.  There are many who think they are perfect and need not change, who think they’re the center of the universe, and they have a problem.

If you wish to know yourself and change for the better, you need to accept your inadequacies, fears, weaknesses, mistakes, and more.  If you need others present constantly to entertain and distract you, then you are afraid to be still and know yourself.

So spend some time being totally alone and see how you feel.  If you are comfortable, then I would say you are in the process of knowing yourself.  Knowing yourself means being willing to be with yourself.  Once you can do that, the frantic search for distraction and escape will stop ruling your life and you can choose to fill your life with the things that bring you joy.

Even if it feels uncomfortable, go away with yourself and spend some time together getting to know yourself. You may find that you are great company.

~ Bernie