Student: What is meant by the age-old statement that there are two me’s and that I must come to know myself if I’m to be free to be the real me?
Teacher: Every person’s life is a puzzling riddle because he or she has become a puzzling riddle to himself. Your world seems to be what it seems to be because you assume yourself to be much less than what is actually true about you. We tend to develop insecurities and feelings of inferiority in some areas of our lives – and that is just insanity!
Ask not what you can do for the world until you ask what you can do to clear your view of the true you with all of your hidden strengths and talents. Only then can you see the marvelous contribution you are meant to make to the world. Unseal the true you and the world will rejoice with you over what beams through.
All that life asks is that you demand nothing more of yourself than that you uncover the erroneous facts that you’ve accepted as true about you; facts that you have made part of your identity.
To know thyself is to pull off the covers and seek out what is under that assumed identity – seek out the truth of your unlimited potential – the truth that shall set you free to feel fully alive and make a big difference in the world around you. For, when you see things right, without woeful thought-voices interfering, you see nothing but your authentic self in all of your marvelous beauty.
That is what is meant by the age-old statement that there are two you’s, and you must come to know thyself – thy real self – if you are to come to life and act in ways that feel truly fulfilling.