Years ago I read a J. Krishnamurti book. The first sentence read, “Self knowledge is the cornerstone of freedom.” It stuck with me from that day forward. Today as I reflect upon it, it still rings true to me, that self knowledge is one key to your own personal freedom. But what does “self knowledge” mean and how do you know if you really “know yourself?”
Over the years I have heard many people report, “I know myself.” Yeah right. I remember saying that in my teens and early 20′s with gusto, and I had no idea what I was talking about. The truth is I didn’t know myself then and in a way I still don’t. In fact, I’m an ocean of possibility.
Knowing oneself is not a fixed destination you arrive at one day, where you plant your flag in your spot, buy your house you live in forever, drive the same car to the same job and then kick your feet up to your