Self Knowledge

Self-knowledge is happiness.

It’s really that simple.

Self-knowledge exists beyond the pains, fears,

Passions, loves, hates, depressions, triumphs,

Defeats and other ranges of human experience

It is like an oasis in the midst of a desert;

The hot pains of life’s journey are quickly

Forgotten amid the life-quenching happiness

That you find there.


As long as you abide in self-knowledge you will be

Sheltered from the hot burning pains of life;

But if you leave self-knowledge you will

Become a desert traveller again,

Joining a caravan that journeys through the

Intense heat, cold, pleasure and pain of

Life’s experiences — until one day,

Your caravan will find the oasis of

Self-knowledge again.