Still About Self Knowledge

 This is not a new issue… I mean, to uncover this mystery that is the human being.

This search for a better understanding has, for many centuries, moved philosophers, the scientific community and, why not, poets.

Much has been discovered in both the physical and psyche fields. In the latter, several ideas, philosophies, psychological theories and approaches were created in order to clarify and help so that we can understand a little more about ourselves.

Tools such as the Five Factor Model, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Goleman’s EQ Test and the Enneagram, for example, can help you to unveil your personality in this existence.

Personally, I really enjoyed the Myers Briggs’s one. . It helped me a lot to elucidate, understand and accept certain somewhat antagonistic characteristics of my personality.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle

But as a holistic therapist, I cannot see the human being in parts, isolated in the universe. I believe that we are all connected to each other.

I also understand that we are made of energy, just like the rest of the Universe. Our consciousness is also energy, only less dense than the physical body.

Consciousness carries the wisdom of past lives. As well the understanding of the functioning of the Universe. It can do all this, because it is not delimited by the heavier matter of the body.

Consciousness is what connects us to everything and everyone. Hence the importance of knowing yourself. Until we do so, we will be subjugated to the material world.

In my view, the only way to meet that is to turn to the stillness of ourselves through meditation. By silencing the mind, we can hear what our inner voice has to say.

Turning to our essence, we can recognize and thus delimit what comes from us and what comes from this energy grid in which we are inserted.

You see, I’m not saying that it’s an easy task. Connecting with our true selves requires a lot of work to remove the various layers (imagine an onion) that were placed during life.  However, the bravery of this search is necessary.

As well as courage not to succumb when we encounter our most challenging characteristics. Because the moment we look directly at our shadow side, bringing it to light, it loses its hold on us. We learn to identify it quickly and its triggers. 

We start clearing the clutter and silencing the subconscious mind and its programming.  

“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Gradually through regular meditations, our consciousness takes over and magic happens!  Remember? It is that part of ours that is more knowledgeable, more spiritual, and connected to the Whole…

Love and light,