In the latest installment of “And On the Vth Day...”, SES Vth presents “Master Me”. Don’t be fooled by the upbeat tempo and somewhat playful rhythm, this song carries a serious message. The act of Mastery requires dedication to studying, critical analysis, and constantly practicing and applying the lessons learned along the journey of acquiring newly found skills and knowledge. Mastery of any particular skill or field demonstrates a high level of proficiency and accomplishment, but when mastery is focused on one’s self; the possibilities are endless.
Self-mastery is an inward journey where knowledge of self is both the means and the end. This is ancient wisdom that can be traced back to ancient Egyptian civilization. The concept can now be found underlying many philosophies on self-improvement, meditation, war, and love. A knowledge of self means understanding your strengths, your weaknesses, and gaining clarity on your motivations and desires. It also means learning your history. Our past has a lot to say about who we are , where we come from, and where we are going.
Armed with this knowledge, you will realize that you may be the biggest barrier to fulfilling your personal goals. As SES alludes to in this song, self-mastery can be a lifelong quest. Accepting this personal mission is highly encouraged as the outcome is sure to lead you to the best version of yourself. Remember, you get out what you put in. Go all in.