Know Yourself

All the introspection. All the seeking of answers.

Is it all just egotistical, narcissistic nonsense?

Is it all just a byproduct of first-world  excess?

Nope, I really don’t believe that.

People have been  studying self since the beginning of time, long before psychology was invented as a mode of science.

Indigenous peoples, particularly those without the trappings of high society, employed many methods which we still find useful today to access their authentic self.

What about the ‘sane’ and ‘healthy’ – can it really help them?

Getting to know self can help even the most well-adjusted, high performing of us navigate our everyday existence with less stress and struggle.

As my favourite psychologist, CG Jung is quoted as saying,

“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”


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About the image

You can download the image for non-commercial use, please remember to attribute it to Julie Gibbons.