“Know Thy Self” This is one of the oldest aphorism’s known to man. According to Greek legend it was inscribed in the forecourt of The Temple of Apollo at Delphi. It has been attributed to 6 Greek Sages and many great men since. Now I use it, because I must do it. It’s time I Know My Self, like I’ve known myself never before.
This year I turn 50 and I feel like I’ve just starting to know and except who I am. I have more certainty and clarity than ever. What’s funny is I’m actually where I thought I was 25 years ago.
Knowing oneself is very important in developing self-love. You have to know who you are, before you can change it or love it. The more you know and understand something, the more you love that thing. It works the same with knowing yourself, the more you know yourself, the more you’ll like yourself.
I’ve heard many people say the phrase “I don’t know what I want to do.” Even I still say it sometimes. It’s clear to see that not knowing what you want to do, won’t help you get it done. If you don’t know yourself, you might not know what’s best for you.
Knowing thy self thru self discovery is a great way to develop self-love. Of all the many ways I have heard this described, “Find Your Bliss” resonates the most with me.
What makes you happy? what makes you tick?, what inspires you?
Norman Vincent Peale asks it this way “What would you do if money was of no concern. If money didn’t matter at all, what would you do with your life?”
What would you do for free?
That‘s finding your bliss. Find your bliss and follow it with fever. That is a good start to knowing thy self and knowing self-love.