Knowing Yourself

The world always makes sure that you cannot fool yourself for long about who you really think you are, by showing you what truly matters to you. How you react to people and situations, especially when challenges arise, is the best indicator of how deeply you know yourself. Nobody can tell you who you are! It does not  even require realization, since you already are who you are and that requires no belief from the world around you.



  1. cee cee · September 24, 2007

    you have a way with inspirational words, friend. where do you get all these? nice pic, was it in monterey? kisses kisses, love yah!

  2. sardonicnell · September 24, 2007

    thanks, cee cee! where do i get them from? from my lifes experience, people i get to meet and know along the way, from friends, from inspirational books, poetry etc. they’re all over the place, friend. you just have to look beyond the skin and get much deeper. hugs and kisses to you, too.

  3. bw · September 24, 2007

    Knowing thyself is important so that we don’t get tossed left and right without any direction. Yes I agree that it is important for us to draw a line of what’s yes and no for us and make people feel if they cross that boundary !

  4. K · September 24, 2007

    I, too love your choice of photo. I got mine from flickr and eversince I started blogging, my posts would start with a picture+writing+music=awesome. I think that’s who I am really, I want things in-order, I observed what’s on my surroundings to create a relationship with my mind for myself with myself.

    As for the picture: this is my kind of dreamhouse, by the sea, in the sea with the sea. Serenity is the exact term.

  5. designflute · September 24, 2007

    you can’t fool yourself and the world. So very true! What a wonderful post, Nell!
    I like all images captured by you. this one, sunrise one, the courtyard one, et all. best wishes!

  6. sardonicnell · September 24, 2007

    hello bw! i myself was a certified push over before. back then, i didn’t have any idea who i really am. but now that i know myself better, i have the balls to say yes or no. and that saying no (sometimes) is not such a bad thing or something we should feel bad about. like you said, we need to draw the line somewhere!

  7. sardonicnell · September 24, 2007

    thank you, K! words, music and photographs have a way of inspiring people and bringing out the best in them. your awareness of your surroundings and the people around you, is one good trait not everyone has. not everyone can be empathic these days like you.

    as for the pic. the above image was taken from a hotel situated along the coast. real nice and quiet, i felt like i want to stay there forever. hahaha!

    thanks for the kind comment and God bless =)

  8. sardonicnell · September 24, 2007

    thank you, roma! thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. glad you like my entry of knowing yourself and the photos (although i can’t take credit for all of them. some are mine, some are taken by friends). sometimes we hide behind pretensions so that people would like us. but then who are fooling, right? life is short and it shouldn’t be spent doing bee-ess!

    thanks again and God bless =)

  9. munchkinmommy · September 24, 2007

    ang lalim ng entry! wag na lang ako mag-comment, except ang ganda ng picture! hahaha! 😀 love story na lang ulit…joke! 😉

    i agree with cee cee, you do have a way with words and pictures! 😀

  10. Meeya · September 24, 2007

    so true! and the place in the pic looks so serene. i wish i was there with you. 🙂

  11. sardonicnell · September 24, 2007

    thanks, weng! just one those emote moments lang yan, hahaha. hayaan mo dear, i have a romantic entry coming, promise! may ngyari na naman sa akin kanikanina lang. landi ko talaga!

    the pic, by accident lang yan na lumabas na maganda. but i thank you for the kind compliment. take care, mwaaah =)

  12. sardonicnell · September 24, 2007

    ow meeya! i was glad to be roomed at the rear side of the hotel. the view was absolutely fantastic! ang sarap gumising sa umaga pag ganito view and you can hear the waves splashing towards the coastal rocks. ay heaven on earth! kaya emote na emote ang beauty ko, hahaha =)

    x’cess: tara na meeya, plano kong bumalik next month. hahahah, nawili yata ako!

  13. Meeya · September 26, 2007

    tara, we might be in california for the xmas holidays! let’s plan it! 😀

  14. sardonicnell · September 26, 2007

    sige, sige! magkita kita tayo. monterey’s really nice and the kids will enjoy this huge aquariums. there’s also the santa cruz beach boardwalk not too far away from there.

    ayan, naeexcite ako. mag girl scout swear kayo hah, pag nandito kayo sa bay area. please let me know, it would be a fab time to finally see you guys in person =)

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