Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else?
There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved. The aspiring soul which he embodies is the lover in him. And the transcendental Self which he reveals from within is his Beloved.
Once you lose who you you think you are, you can become anything, everything, and nothing. Losing your sense of identity is the first step to discovering who you really are and that is inevitably more magnificent than what you previously imagined.