Paul the apostle expressed this as, ” to put off your old self… and to put on the new self, created to be like GOD in true righteousness and holines” ( Ephesians 4:22-24).
-St. Teresa wrote ” Almost all problems in the espiritual life stem from a lack of self-knowledge.
-Auguston wrote ” How can you draw close to GOD when you are far from your own self?”
Wareness of yourself and your relationship with GOD are intricately related. In fact, the challenge to shed our ” old false” self in order to live authentically in our “new true” self strikes at the very core of true spirituality.