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November 27, 2012 / Dale Melchin

Why You Must Get to Know Yourself and Learn to Love Yourself

If you don’t your life will have no meaning, b/c you won’t be able to assign any to it b/c you don’t know yourself or love yourself.

Until we are self aware and truly know ourselves, other people are driving.  We are living their agenda.  However, much like the humans in the Matrix, products of the machine world, grown and conditioned.  That is until they have an encounter with someone who is from the real world.  Then the either join or resist it.

You spend the most time with yourself; you must therefore learn to relate to yourself in a way that is healthy.  At a minimum we strive to get along with those that we are around the most.  We should take no different of an approach to ourselves.  Even if we have traits that we dislike, we need to learn to “get along” with ourselves.

You are the instrument of your life; therefore you need to get to know your weaknesses and your strengths, so you can match yourself up with the proper job.  Many of us go after what will make us the most money.  This is stupid b/c if we are unhappy in our work we spend more money dulling the pain.  The best thing to do is to get to know ourselves and our tendencies and find work that fits up with that.  We will waste less money medicating ourselves, and be able to put more of toward saving and investing.   Also, when we accumulate enough money that we can create a little passive income, well there is nothing wrong with a little legitimate worldly pleasure.

You also are responsible for detecting and fulfilling your own vocation.  Again, regardless of your world view, you are given this life and this body to make of it what you can.  Even if you don’t believe in God, it is your life, don’t you want to make it the best life you can make it?

You cannot rely on others to determine the course of your life.  I have walked this path myself, sadly.  This will only lead to self-destruction and/or entitlement.  If we surrender to mortal authority for the direction and fulfillment of our lives, we are doomed.  You alone are responsible for overcoming you’re conditioning and actualizing and eventually transcending yourself.  It all feeds back into self mastery.  Regardless of your world view, God places you in charge of your life, to make the most of it.  Ergo, you need to learn to know and love yourself.

What would self knowledge make possible for you?  What would having a greater appreciation for yourself make possible for you?

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  1. Angel Heart / Nov 30 2012 5:53 am

    Reblogged this on essencelifeblog and commented:
    Knowing and loving youreslf is the key, otherwise, how do you begin to even relate to others.

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