The Silent Eye

We are our own worst enemies. That should go without saying but, although the adage has a solid place in our vocabulary we seldom really stop and think about it. Or at least when it applies to ourselves. We can, quite readily, observe patterns of behaviour in others… the person who is inexorably drawn to the same cycle of mistakes, the same type of person or toxic situation, for example, but it is far more difficult to see when we ourselves are the subject of our scrutiny.

Why? Because, quite possibly, we don’t really want to see. Motivations for our behaviour are complex and very deep rooted and it takes a long and courageous exploration to obey one of the central tenets of the Mysteries and begin to ‘Know Thyself’. It is never a pretty journey and always uncomfortable. It makes us squirm. All sorts of things are lurking in…

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