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Know Thyself- some thoughts.

Updated on December 16, 2011
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Know Thyself

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


In regret we find only self-deprecation,

and the misery of failure,

honed to a point and driven into our hearts.

In forgiveness we acknowledge imperfection,

and the lessons learned in life’s course,

to better understand ourselves, our failings and potential.

In ignorance, we refuse to acknowledge the self,

the inner demon, angel and peacemaker,

all of which are the choices of life,

how we respond and express ourselves.

In knowledge we can begin to realise

what we are and how better we could become,

learning to live in the present,

taking responsibility for our words and actions,

and accepting the consequences of our folly.

To truly know oneself is a lifetime journey,

a path of pain and bliss,

the consequence of our choices

and developing character.

In vision do we see our world,

for all its flaws and inadequacies,

yet still grasp the beauty of truth and potential,

and what we could do to make it better,

to deliver us from our doubts and fears.

Know thyself and see the world a different place.


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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks chuck, appreciate your comment.

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      Charlie 5 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks Tony for sharing this, it was a good read and well written. Keep writing. :)

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks wallpapersfor, glad you enjoyed.

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      wallpapersfor 5 years ago

      Beautiful! Keep it up!