'Know Thyself.' Art inspired by Socrates, by MultiMediaSusan. On Redbubble.
Welcome to The Open Book Café: Book lovers around the world. Share your thoughts on moving passages, and characters in play. What better way than to spend a small sweet slice of a somber Sunday?
Introduction To The Open Book Café
Good afternoon, and welcome to The Open Book Café: Finding Yourself.
Although at times we may feel like we are losing ground and losing our place in this world, know that there is hope. Facing and accepting our faults and our dark side, helps us gain insight on how we can achieve the inner work. Any outer work begins with the inner work.
After that, we can begin to loosen our emotional attachments to the past, in order to progress.
'Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.'- Henry David Thoreau
But we are never truly lost.
I agree with George Bernard Shaw:
'Life is about creating yourself.' ― George Bernard Shaw
And we are creators.
Our power is in being aware of this moment right now.
'Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.' - C.G. Jung
'The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you.'
- Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Striking a balance...
'The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.'
- Mahatma Gandhi
'Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.' - Ramana Maharshi
'We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.'
- T. S. Eliot
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Thanks for stopping by The Open Book Café.
See you next Sunday!
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About The Author Susan Leitch is a writer and multimedia artist, and content creator and curator. One of her writer pseudonyms is Hannah Ellie.
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