St. Augustine reminds great leaders of the importance of continuing growth of their self-knowledge writing, “Men [and women] go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”
Deepak Chopra heightens this importance writing, “By becoming self-aware, you gain ownership of reality; in becoming real, you become the master of both inner and outer life.” Stephen Covey brings impact to its importance, “In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances to shape our lives by default.”
May we remember always the wise counsel of Laozi, “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” In each moment of your magnificent life’s journey, continue to discover the wonderment of you and the immensity and awesomeness of the gifts you bring to life and others as you fulfill your life’s purpose and meaning that will be your legacy. At end of days, may you look back and say proudly, “I carried my own water, and learned the value of every drop.” Life is so very, very good.
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!