“Knowing yourself is enlightenment.”
Lao Tzu, born in 531 B.C., theorized that self-consciousness is a part of the “Dao”, or the way of the world. He recommended we accept the Dao and live in harmony with it. Others would state that presence is the art of knowing yourself completely to embody all aspects of your being. Either way, it is one of the great pursuits of living a good life.
Website: The Great Eastern Philosopher