Know Thyself

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“If you travel far enough, you’ll eventually meet yourself.”
Joseph Campbell, Myths to Live By


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Often we think we know ourselves….but alas, it is a journey of a thousand lifetimes.


One day there was an earthquake that shook the entire Zen temple.

Parts of the temple collapsed and there was chaos everywhere. Many of the monks were terrified and didn’t know what to do or where to go.

When the earthquake stopped the teacher said, ‘Now you have had the opportunity to see how a Zen man behaves in a crisis. You may have noticed that I did not panic.

I was quite aware of what was happening and what to do. I led you all to the kitchen, the strongest part of the temple. It was a good decision because you see, we have all survived without any injuries.

However, despite my self-control and composure, I did feel a little bit tense – which you may have deduced from the fact that I drank a large glass of water; something I never do under ordinary circumstances.’

One of the monks smiled and laughed silently, but did not say anything.

The teacher said, ‘What are you laughing about?’

‘That wasn’t water,’ said the monk, ‘It was a large glass of soy sauce.’

John Suler



I wish all my beautiful friends, a warm and wonderful Christmas and New Year. 

May you stay well and safe and enjoy some holiday time with family and friends.

I look forward to meeting with all of you again in 2021 and hopefully begin the long process of editing and launching my New Book!

Thank you for your inspiring, light-filled energy, friendships, and posts this year. 

I love them all equally.  🙂  

Merry Christmas from down under

Merry Christmas From Australia | Anime Amino

33 thoughts on “Know Thyself

  1. Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Karen.
    Praying for a lighter year for everyone.
    So looking forward to your new book.

  2. Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases, Karen. I am so grateful for you. Your wisdom and compassion are a bright point in my life and a source of comfort. May 2021 be a kinder, gentler year for us all. Looking forward to your book! 💕💕 Merry Christmas.🎄🎁

    1. Thank you so much Lori. I love blogging and I am so grateful to have met such beautiful people like you along the way. May your Christmas be filled with love and wonderful possibilities and happiness in 2021. 🎄🌈💕🎄

    1. May 2021 be the year to expand and express all that we have learned this year! And When are you starting your book Randall? You def have plenty to share with us. 👏🌈💚

  3. Thanks Karen, and for following my blog. I wish you all the very best for the new year and for the publishing of your book. I have my next book with the publisher at present for a release late. All the best in life and love.

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