The phrase Know thyself is one of those really old Greek maxims used to teach folks to stop following the masses and listen to their own head and heart.
Today’s equivalent may be something along the lines of “Do you Bookie.”
In the Gospel of Thomas (one of the non-canonical gospels found at Nag Hammadi in 1945) lies one of the most powerful teachings:
Jesus said: If those who lead you say to you: See, the kingdom is in heaven, then the birds of heaven will go before you; if they say to you; It is in the sea, then the fish will go before you.
But the kingdom of is within you and it is outside of you.
When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty and you are the poverty.
Who are you? What gifts do you bring to the world? What contributions do you make to the world’s corruption?
In A Return To Love, Marianne Williamson teaches us that “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear I that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.”
Today, Know thyself. Do you Bookie.
See your power, your light, your love.
Move from fear to love and know that if you don’t, you are the poverty and the problem.
Be you, be well, be you.
Bertice Berry, PhD.