Sunday, March 22, 2009

Letting go of delusion

We often talk about "peeling off the layers" as part of the process of doing inner work. Here's something Meister Eckhart said about just that:

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or a bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

Remember that "Oh human being, know yourself!" has long been consdered the most significant utterance of the ancient Oracle of Delphi.

This is the work, dear people. This is the work.

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