Knowing Thy Self
Self-knowledge and wisdom go hand in hand.
Being awake to what goes on inside of you helps you to sense your unique Self. Having an unconscious relationship (or insecure attachment for those who understand attachment styles) to your Self creates internal isolation and suffering.
Developing Self-awareness that doesn’t feed off of (but notices) the mental chatter or judgment (the kind of evaluating which leads to either self-contempt or self-aggrandizing) will energize and stabilize you the more you practice this.
Feeding off from judgment (towards Self and others) will cause spiritual decay and death. This happens when you are ignoring your inner world, which is a habit of the mind in a Self-abandoned state of consciousness.
The unexamined life is not worth living.Socrates
And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will certainly die.”Genesis 2:16-17