The Art of Knowing Oneself…

Contributed by KD

  • “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”– Aristotle
  • “It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too.”– H.W. Shaw
  • “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know oneself.“– Benjamin Franklin
  • “When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.”– Tina Lifford
  • “For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”– Bruce Lee
  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain
  • “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.”– Carl Jung
  • “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”– Lao Tzu
  • “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”– Lao Tzu
  • He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu
  • “My job is to introduce everyone to themselves.” – Gurudev

As Yogi Gurudev once said, “My job is to introduce everyone to themselves. So, we get to know everyone else, we don’t get to know ourselves. So that’s my job, to introduce everyone to themselves.”

Socrates even said, “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” He also made this statement, “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.”

Here’s an interesting Bot explanation I found on Quora:

  • When Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing,” he was expressing a fundamental aspect of his philosophy. This statement is often referred to as the Socratic paradox.
  • Socrates believed that true wisdom comes from recognizing the limitations of one’s own knowledge. He famously claimed that he was wiser than others only because he was aware of his own ignorance, while others were unaware of theirs.
  • By acknowledging that we do not know everything, we open ourselves up to learning and growth. Socrates believed that questioning our own beliefs and being open to new ideas is essential for intellectual and moral development.
  • In essence, Socrates was emphasizing the importance of humility, self-awareness, and a willingness to engage in critical thinking and self-examination. This approach to knowledge is central to the Socratic method, a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue that aims to stimulate critical thinking and illuminate ideas.

Another interesting quote is by Lao Tzu, “Not-knowing is true knowledge. Presuming to know is a disease. First realize that you are sick; then you can move toward health.”


Knowing oneself is important for our personal and spiritual growth. Also, from a spiritual perspective, we have forgotten who we are and in-a-way, it’s not all our fault. The reason is, there is more to human history than we actually realize. Most of our history is based on books and a 2000-year history that has been given and fed to us. Humanity has been living in different parts of the world, and we only know what we only know. And at the same time, we are all separated by cultures, religions, beliefs, distance, etc. Therefore, we have been unable to get all our puzzle pieces together until now.

Now, we have the resources, the teachers and the technologies that are being revealed as we all start sharing and contributing to the whole of humanity. No more separation or judgment are needed. Now is the time, either we grow, or rewind back to forgetfulness and the new children will have to start over. And guess what? By then, more Earth Angels are needed. Anyway, we’re here now. Let’s start doing our part, by getting to know our deepest secret, OURSELVES.

Hints – we are made in the image of our True Creator, the real force that created everything. This Creator is Pure Love, Light, Sound and Unity. We are the sparks of this Creator, just inserted into forms.

The Master is formless, nameless and shapeless, but through this Master we are given the greatest gift of being able to live, play, explore and see ourselves.

❤️ Be Love. 🌸 Be Sovereign. 🌸 Be Strong. 🌸 Be Kind. 🌸 Be You. ❤️ ~ KD