So it turns out it’s not enough to discover self-awareness. One must also experience self-management.
See, that’s the trouble with finding God on the mountaintop. Eventually one has to climb down again and get on with the everyday, quotidian business of living.
And these two don’t often play well together. Heck, the entire Bhagavad Gita, one of the world’s great Holy texts, is all about that. And when Adam and Eve bite the apple and get tossed out of Eden? Same idea.
The point? That when you’re trying to manage yourself better, trying to reach a higher point in your own self, it’s nothing new. To know the ancients went through the same rings of fire as yourself is actually pretty reassuring.