March 21, 2019
Sometimes I don’t have a talk topic planned weeks in advance, and so I pay special attention to conversations going on around me until I get zinged with, “This! Ooh, good talk topic!”
This week it was someone talking about the work of Edgar Cayce and mentioning Cayce’s constant use of Socrates’ advice, “Know thyself.”
That was my zinger.
All kinds of delicious insights and spiritual growth and en-Lightening experiences come from working on this simple adage.
Like many things that sound simple, however, it isn’t always easy. Truly knowing ourselves takes work. It requires a willingness to delve deep and to practice rigorous honesty. It takes our focus off of other people’s behavior and directs it towards our own.
This has absolutely nothing to do with self-flagellation or focusing on our “flaws.”
It is a much richer process than that. As we come to know ourselves better – all the parts of ourselves – we hold fast to the knowledge that we are children of the Source of All-That-Is. And we are GOOD.
As we work on knowing ourselves better, we can be filled with joy as we come to recognize ourselves as spirit in human form.
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.