“Know yourself and you will win all battles.” Sun Tzu
“One of the real challenges is that so often, we don’t do the work with ourselves.
We don’t do the work in our own interior and with our own anxieties,
our own fears, our own aggression and so we try solving it out in
the world and the world’s just too big.” Diana Hamilton
“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge
waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast
compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet
they pass by themselves without wondering.” Saint Augustine
“He who knows other is learned; /He who knows himself is wise.” Lao tse
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucious
“One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.” Norman Vincent Peale
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.