Socrates said, “know yourself,”
While Jesus taught us to “love others.”
But, of course, we need both!
If you don’t know yourself, then you won’t be able to see the reality of others –
Because there’d be no true “you” doing the seeing.
And, if you don’t love others, you won’t be able to know and love yourself –
Because we can’t exist without real relationships.
It’s also known that it can be difficult to know one’s “self” – because we’re too afraid to look –
Afraid we’re ugly!
It’s this dual path that we really need –
So, go down these two ancient Jewish and Greek spiritual paths,
And, surprisingly, we’ll find ourselves feeling less ugly – more beautiful –
When we go down, others will suddenly begin appearing more lovable to us –
Especially after we finally decide to forgive ourselves.