Knowing ourselves is much more difficult than we think.
Mostly because we believe our own stories about ourselves, how we are better then we really are, how we are more pure than we really are, how we are more comfortable with ourselves than we really are.
And that’s how other people get to us.
Those that are good at manipulation, at reading people, at using our own faults against us, are able to do so only because we believe our own lies.
When we come clean with ourselves, when we are truly honest about who we are and how we operate, only then we can see past other’s lies.
There is great power in knowing ourselves. Indeed, it is the key to great freedom. It is also the key to seeing people as they truly are, not how we would like them to be.
Once we do that, we can then be truly more compassionate to both ourselves and others…