Socrates said “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”. Now Patrick Hoeller asks in this life counselling manuscript “What exactly do we know when we know ourselves?”.
Let it All Go is a book on life coaching combined with counselling, letting go of the past in order to live in the present etc. It is very much telling the reader that first of all everyone needs to know himself before he can understand others. And the first benefit of self knowledge is, according to Patrick Hoeller, happiness. With self knowledge comes the ability to choose the right things for us – from sandwiches to the right life partner. So a book which aims to raise awareness in readers that “to know others, one must first know oneself” will be a useful addition to the range of self-help books on the market.
Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. Life is not meant to be lived perfectly but is to be lived. What you are waiting for is not as important as what happens to you while you are waiting. Not everyone will see your dreams and visions, you have to know and believe for yourself. The stretching of your faith is immediate pain that results in ultimate gain. It is in the waiting that you become who you are meant to be. In the midst of your struggle to find out who you are, there are infinite possibilities for beauty, hope, wonder and love. You have to trust in what feels true even if that truth requires you to ignore what you know. Things always make sense in hindsight. When you look back on your life, you can see that you went through the exact challenges that were necessary to allow for growth in the precise way that you most needed. All your personal struggles led you exactly where you really wanted to go but didn't know at that time. How difficult was it for you to let go?