Know Thyself (Temet Nosce)
The phrase TEMET NOSCE (Latin) applies to those whose boasts (ego) exceed what they are. The phrase has been applied and passed down over centuries by sages of various religious circles like Jesus Christ, Lao Tzu and Mohammed. It has also been used by great philosophers like Plato in his famous six dialogues that revolutionized the realm of law and philosophy. The phrase runs parallel with another famous phrase TEMET IPSUM (Latin) which means your own self; itself. The two phrases are associated with the Delphic temples and Delphic maxims of the old that have been forgotten over time.
To be (exist) is to be perceived and so to know thyself is possible through the eyes of another. You know I AM HERE because you perceive me through the LIGHT in your eyes. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.
In the physical reality that you and I live everyday there is the macro universe and there is the micro universe. The macro universe is the outside world where other people and things exist while the micro universe is where YOU exist. By YOU I mean an acronym for YOUR OWN UNIVERSE. We have the power and the strength to create our own realities by looking within our own body, mind and soul for what we WANT and NEED most in our lives. YOU and I will be like diamonds if we only look within to find the LIGHT of heaven. That which you chase out here in the macro is already present in the micro. Change the micro and watch MIRACLES happen in the macro. As with-in so with-out. As above so below.
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We are all able and gifted with power to change the world by sharing the greatest gift that Jesus Christ left us which is LOVE. Hate is a two headed rat, one that looks at the other with disgust and another that looks at YOU (within) and poisons the soul. If you hate me then it is not really me that you hate but something that you see in me that exists in yourself that you hate. ONE cannot receive or give that which they do not have. I can say I Love you without knowing you or requiring you to love me back because I already have Love within my heart.
Some food for your thought. My good friend G.I Gurdjieff says “Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.” and Nelson Mandela Said,”Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is in our light, not our darkness, that frighten us most.We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?’ Actually who are you not to be?You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking that people wont feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.It’s not just in some of us; its in all of us. And when we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
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