Plato said it (Know Thyself), and every mystic has proclaimed it.
Unfortunately we are afraid of who we think we are. Christians read in Genesis 1 wherein we’re told that we were created in the IMAGE of the Creator. That sounds pretty good to me, but some just can’t conceive what it means.
Oprah interviewed Maya Angelou recently wherein Maya said she was totally transformed when she GOT that “God Loves Me”. The God-Creator of the universe, LOVES Maya. Once you GET that the creative Force of the universe LOVES you (and everyone else as well) life changes. It really changes when you GET that the Creator is not a PERSON but a PRESENCE: a presence in YOU!
God is not there or somewhere, but here, and everywhere.
The reality is that we don’t come into this world fully mature, vibrating at a frequency the same as the Force that created us. We have to grow, die, surrender, explore, and LOVE our way into a higher state of consciousness wherein we discover that we are ONE with ALL. This “self discovery” eventually leads us to the divine discovery that transforms all of life.
It takes more than looking in a mirror.
You must look deeply into the eyes of the people you meet.