I think, therefore I am thought

Self-knowledge begins with the realization that I don’t perceive actuality, but what actuality means to I; that I don’t see things as they are, but as I see things. Self-knowledge is awakening to the fact that my behavior is as predictable as I am unaware of how the past (my beliefs and conclusions formed over time) determine how I behave in the present.

Self-knowledge is knowing I am not entirely present, completely attentive, when I am content to be a false sense of security instead of choiceless awareness and direct perception of what actually is.

Self-knowledge is knowing that I am a product of thought that sustains and perpetuates itself by emphasizing thought over awareness of what thought has done and is doing.