M4L 2013 Lesson 2
Know Yourself:
The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Part 2
© Paul T. P. Wong
Overview
 A brief review of the last lesson
 Beware of sources of self-deception
 Accept the duality of personality
 Understand & accept our true selves
You can make your life better when you
become a better person.
The best way to be your best self is to
improve yourself from inside out.
Start the process of self-discovery.
Sources of Self-Deception
 Unconscious motives & memories
 Our story-telling nature – we live by the
story we tell and retell
 Self-serving and positive biases
 Irrational & dysfunctional beliefs
A low self-esteem can create problems.
The Duality of Human Nature
Lower Self
Higher Self
ME
Competition
Resentment
Pride
Materialism
Egotism
WE
Cooperation
Forgiveness
Humility
Spiritualism
Altruism
You are both Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Reason vs. Pleasures & Drunkenness
We all have seeds of self destruction.
What is your inner demon?
We are our own worst enemies.
Self-deception is self-destructive.
Only by overcoming our own demons
can we become whole.
The journey of self-discovery is a
journey of spiritual transformation
You can’t fully live until you assume full
responsibility of your own life.
Self-worth depends on acceptance of
your true self.
Above all, discover your true self.
Find authentic happiness through
finding your true self & singularity.
Multiple Selves
Video
Public Self
Perceived Self
Ideal Self
True
Self
Video
Knowing yourself means:
 Become aware of your own self-deception
 Confront and relate to your inner demons
 Manage the duality of your personality
 Discover your uniqueness and true self-
identify
 Move towards your ideal self
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M4L 2013 Lesson 1 – Part 2