SELF-KNOWLEDGE

Definition of Self-knowledge:
Understanding of oneself or one’s own motives or character.

Synonyms of Self-knowledge:
Consciousness, perception, understanding, cognizance, mindfulness, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

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It is only by knowing ourselves that we can get in touch with our power. It is said,………. “Tell me what you know about yourself and I’ll tell you what you know about God. Tell me what you know about God and I’ll tell you what you know about yourself.”

As we increase knowledge of ourselves, as we choose to grow spiritually, as we clean up our act, then we can teach the children. –Elders | More…

What is obvious to me is that we did not create ourselves… life is something inside of you. You did not create it. Once you understand that, you are in a spiritual realm. –Virginia Satir | More…

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We do not belong to ourselves, but to the universe.
We can live this day fully and not hold ourselves back.

We may work hard, play, and enjoy it. We need not rein in or attempt to control this force which so far exceeds our individual powers. –Touchstones | More…

We learn who we are by listening to others, by sensing their perceptions of us, by taking an honest, careful inventory of our own behavior.

It is not an easy task to discover who we really are. It’s an even harder job to love and accept the person we discover. The program offers us the way to learn about and love fully the person within. –Each Day A New Beginning/Karen Casey 28/10 | More…

There’s a person inside each of us just itching to be known and loved. But if we don’t get to know and love that person, how can we expect anyone else to know us? When we make the time and effort to know ourselves, it encourages others to want to know us, too. –Today’s Gift | More…
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Everyone has a song. God gives us each a song. That’s how we know who we are. Our song tells us who we are. –Charlie Knight, UTE As we start to walk the Red Road and as we develop ourselves as Warriors, a song will come to us. This song is given to each of us from the Great Spirit. Whenever we sing this song, we will receive courage and strength not only for ourselves but if we sing this song for others, it will also help them. The song will give us power and make us feel really good. The song will make us see life in a sacred way. If you don’t have your song yet, ask the Creator in prayer if He will give you your song. With the song comes a responsibility – the responsibility to act and conduct oneself as a Warrior according to your song. –Elders Meditations | More…

We learn who we are by listening to others, by sensing their perceptions of us, by taking an honest, careful inventory of our own behavior. It is not an easy task to discover who we really are. It’s an even harder job to love and accept the person we discover. The program offers us the way to learn about and love fully the person within. –Each Day A New Beginning | More…

 

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