self-knowledge

A Quote by Wayne Muller on loss, pain, challenges, and self-knowledge

When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open.  And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.

Wayne Muller

Source: Wayne Muller, author of How Then Shall We Live?

Contributed by: JOYOUS

A Quote by Samael Aun Weor on self-knowledge, spirituality, awakening, enlightenment, life, and psychology

When we have many things within ourselves which are neither known nor accepted, then such things complicate our lives horrifyingly, and in fact provoke all sorts of situations which could be avoided through knowledge of ourselves.

Samael Aun Weor

Source: The Great Rebellion, and the site www.gnosticawakenings.com

Contributed by: Matija

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on light, self-knowledge, self, illumine, shine, external, and internal

The light of self-knowledge alone illumines all experiences. It shines by its own light. This inner light appears to be outside and to illumine external objects.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 85

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on truth, convictions, self, philosophy, consciousness, awareness, and self-knowledge

We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of the facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Merton on self-knowledge, awareness, self, awakening, and enlightenment

Before we can become who we really are, we must become conscious of the fact that the person who we think we are, here and now, is at best an impostor and a stranger.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Georg Buehler on writing, self-discovery, self-knowledge, writers, life, philosophy, and experience

The process of writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery. Writing demands self-knowledge; it forces the writer to become a student of human nature, to pay attention to his experience, to understand the nature of experience itself. By delving into raw experience and distilling it into a work of art, the writer is engaging in the heart and soul of philosophy - making sense out of life.

Georg Buehler

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Terry Pratchett on self, self-knowledge, and loneliness

It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It isn't a good idea to rely on other people to do it for you, you see. They always get it wrong.

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Nicholas Schmidt on self, self-knowledge, depression, discomfort, truth, anxiety, and awakening

Somewhere along the journey of remembering who we really are, we may find ourselves in a very uncomfortable space, a void in which we realize that we haven't totally let go of our old beliefs, and on the other hand we have yet to fully plug into the new truths we have discovered. This awkward "place of mind" can bring on an internal crisis of uncertainty, instability, confusion, frustration, and a most unspeakable despair as the "dark night" sets in and makes its presence felt.

Nicholas Schmidt

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Buckminister Fuller on earth, live, presence, self-knowledge, identiy, and universe

I live on Earth at present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing - a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process - an integral function of the universe

Buckminister Fuller

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on self-knowledge, knowledge, truth, guru, preceptor, scipture, works, inquiry, wise, company, holy, satsang, inner light, light, darkness, and inertia

Self-knowledge or knowledge of truth is not had by resorting to a guru (preceptor) nor by the study of scripture, nor by good works: it is attained only by means of inquiry inspired by the company of wise and holy men. One's inner light alone is the means, naught else. When this inner light is kept alive, it is not affected by the darkness of inertia.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 169-170

Contributed by: Meenakshi

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