It is knowledge of my own conditioning – literally understanding everything that prevents me from total freedom; everything that is based on fear; everthing that is past in me; everything that causes me to behave in ways that I know at the core are destructive to self and/or others (destructive to the human spirit in one way or another); everything that prevents me from choosing and doing what is right; everything that causes me or others to suffer.
And it is everything that I can do that will enhance the possibilities for others in their own free and natural spiritual and psychological unfolding. To see these things is the beginning of freedom. A leader who is free creates freedom and possibilities for genuine community. In genuine community is true abundance. The rest follows….
I have a personality in order to unlearn it; to pour out that conditioning so that fresh water/air/light may come in. And I must do it. It cannot be given to me. If it is, I have joined a cult, and the cult is no better than the leader of the cult. If I let in the leader’s conditioning as a requirement of joining; then I become the leader – and the leader’s shadow.
Self-knowledge is also my gifts; gifts that came with me into this world to be expressed, utilized, channeled into being for the good of the world.
Self-knowledge is the grace of not having to understand everything; it is mystery; the receiving of help and love from sources deeper/higher than what is human; it is living the goal of the human spirit, not just touching that spirit itself.
Self-knowledge is the mysterious core of meaning in life.