generally don't try to find something out if we feel we
know enough about it already. We won't go out of our
ways to learn more if we think there's nothing more to
learn. And most people tend not to think about the
possibility that they don't know much about themselves;
after all, who knows more about us than we ourselves?
isn't it true that this isn't necessarily so? How
much of our time each day is spent focused on things that
are outside of ourselves--jobs and relationships and
problems and responsibilities, those million-and-one
things that keep us thinking about things other than who
we are, what we think is important, what's valuable to us
as human beings? And if we stay focused on those
things outside of ourselves, how can we possibly learn a
lot about things that are inside of us?
when we acknowledge the possibility that we may not know a
lot about ourselves can we actually think about learning
something about ourselves. And there's so much there
to learn--so many beautiful, interesting, fascinating, and
perhaps even scary things to learn. But in our
limited time on this planet, it's unfortunate that so few
people will take the time and make the effort to do so.
first step is quite simple--accept the fact that much of
who we are is a mystery to us. Then all we have to
do is start to work on unraveling the mystery and learning
about this wonderful person we each are. It's
potentially the most rewarding work we ever can do, so why
wait until tomorrow to start learning about someone who's
so very close to us?