“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.” Harper Lee who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird.
I think the more self-knowledge we have, the easier it is to live with ourselves and others. I do believe gaining self-knowledge is an uphill battle. I accept as true, that, comprehensive self-knowledge is unobtainable, now. I sense to the extent it can be obtained, it is in quite small increments.
I personally believe it’s only by the grace of God that our soul, or psyche as the Greeks called the soul, actually grows for the better. My prayer for each of us is that our growth for the better would be real and not imaginary.
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Yes,we need to know ourselves, especially our
Would you please re-comment. I seem to have lost your completions of this comment. Sorry.
I will try to remember the gist of what I wrote, we need to know ourselves, especially our prejudices. We all have them, but if we are aware of them, we can fight them. We should also try to recognise what is our opinion, and what is a fact. Good post. My only objection, and that is only because I am a godless person is that I can’t see what God or prayers have to do with any of this. We are talking about us knowing ourselves, not God knowing us or us knowing God.
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The understanding of God’s part in the process would start with an acceptance of his existence, so I understand your point of view. Thanks for your comment particularly about the problem of pre-judging or prejudice.