Importance of Not Knowing Yourself: Protecting the Mystery of Who and What You Are
Starts: Apr 7 2010 - 7:00pm
Ends: Apr 7 2010 - 9:30pm
Understanding yourself is not nearly as important as appreciating how deep, complex, and rich your soul is. Loving your soul, with all of its gaps, leads to self-acceptance and self-forgiveness, doorways to a creative life. We move in the wrong direction when we aim only for self-improvement and believe that one day everything will be perfect, or should be. An alternative is to appreciate the place of failed work, failed relationships, and failed plans, and to cultivate the fool and the ignoramus. You will never know enough or accomplish all that you feel you need to do. Instead, you can love your foolishness and see the wisdom in your failures. You can appreciate how much you have received from your losses. You can love the mysterious in those with whom you are intimate and give up the need to understand yourself. A soul psychology embraces both the empty and the full. As the spiritual traditions show, connecting with life’s deepest mysteries, in the world and in yourself, is the purpose of religion.
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