Bring yourself back to you – your only obligation to yourself

We always look elsewhere for what has been within us all along.

That´s the way we have been educated – to abandon ourselves…To give away and deplete ourselves, looking for Sense and well-being outside of us…

Such misfortune. Such humiliation: to be looking for ourselves through others, giving them our precious energy and our force.

Bring yourself back to you – that’s your only obligation. In fact, this is the highest form of love: to give yourself back to you.

This is what Self-Knowledge is about:


Do not delude yourself though. It is infinitely arduous: to let go of the distorted image imposed by society requires enormous perseverance. Constant and sustained attention. Lucid observation so as to distinguish the image others have force-fed you with, from WHO YOU REALLY ARE.


About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

6 Responses to Bring yourself back to you – your only obligation to yourself

  1. Very well said,,,and so true!

  2. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will often be lonely, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself – Friedrich Nietzsche

    • julienmatei says:

      Thanks for this. The price has been indeed bottomless fear and aloneness, but the privilege of glimpsing oneself is beyond any imagined rapture…

    • TBS says:

      Nietzsche was on the right track — but he confused the organic nature of indigenous tribalism with the ‘progressive’ disconnectedness of civilized peoples.

      We wouldn’t have to fight this fight (or however one chooses to label it) if it weren’t for the deceitful arrogance of civilizations that inherently move from organic natural connection to synthetic disconnection (i.e. “the distorted image imposed by society”).

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