The greatest quest and challenge of the truly great leader is for self-knowledge. It is in this that their greatness and success is achieved. Dag Hammarskjöld, former United Nations Secretary General, wrote: “At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose your self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities out of which you can build many I’s. But in only one of them is there a congruence of the elector and the elected.”
We are one ‘self’ yet we play many different roles in life. It is this ‘self’ which has the capability of knowing that we play these roles. It is this self which sustains our sameness and provides continuity and resilience in a changing world. It is a unifying force in our life. Ramana Maharshi tells us, “Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
May you joyously embrace the richness of all your roles, all your possibilities, and treasure and reflect on the richness of your true self – the one you have chosen. Push and stretch yourself further to find ways to bring it to its fullest potential. There is so much yet to be discovered. Your best is yet to come.
Have a beautiful day and a fantastic week!!!