“The Body is the temple of God within you; therefore it is said, ‘Man: Know Thyself’.” – Egyptian Proverbs
Do you truly know yourself? Do you truly understand who you are on the inside? I’m not talking about knowing your favorite color, foods, places to go, etc… I mean, do you have a deep understanding of your inner-self and knowledge of the presence of your soul? When one truly knows oneself, I believe it is nearly impossible for anyone to persuade them to do things that contradict who they are. When you truly understand yourself, you will accept yourself and all of your perfect imperfections. You will respect and love yourself fully and, in turn, you will understand, accept, respect, and love God. You will also know God on a deeper level, understanding that just as God is all around you, God is also very much within you.
If you haven’t thought about the aphorism, “Know Thyself”, don’t worry. Join me by setting aside at least five minutes a day to meditate, pray, chant or be still (whichever works for you). Catch your breath and let go of all stress and anxiety. Release all of the clutter in your mind and begin to listen to the language of the Universe. It will take patience and lots of practice. However, I am positive you will benefit tremendously from it.
If you decide to do this, keep me posted on your journey towards self-awareness and true self-love. I would love to know how you’re progressing!