Gnothi Seauton conocerte a ti mismo. These were the words which appear inscribed at the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the sacred Oracle headquarters. The inhabitants of the ancient Greece visited the Oracle hoping to discover which provided them the destination or what you should do in a given situation. It is likely that the majority of visitors read these words upon entering the tempo without realizing account that pointed to a deeper truth than any other that the Oracle could indicate them. Perhaps also would have gone unnoticed for them the fact that, regardless of the magnitude of the disclosure or the accuracy of the information received, ultimately, nothing would serve them or save them unhappiness and suffering caused by themselves if they were not the hidden truth in this challenge of know thyself.
What those words imply is the following: before making any other question, we must first make the most fundamental question in life: who am I?People living in unconsciousness (and many remain trapped in the ego for the lifetime that unconsciousness), rush to answer that question: talk about your name, occupation, personal history, shape or the State of his body, and anything else with which they identify. Others seem more evolved to say that they are immortal souls or spirit. But truly know themselves, or they have just adopted some concepts of spiritual overtones as part of the content of your mind? Knowing ourselves is not to limit ourselves to adopt a series of ideas or beliefs. In the best cases, the ideas and spiritual beliefs are important guidelines, but rarely have the power to dislodge entrenched core concepts of what we believe to be, which are part of the conditioning of the human mind. The deep knowledge of our being does not have nothing to do with the ideas that float in our mind.