Knowing what is right and what is wrong in your own inner consciousness is insufficient. It is not the knowing of truth that transforms a person; it is doing of truth that has an impact on you and other people whom you interact with.
You may know that it is inappropriate to think selfishly and look out for your won interest first, but your inner emotions may drive you to be blinded to the needs of others. You may know that it is against your basic truth to judge another individual, but your inner emotions may cause you to look at that person and make a judgement because of the effect you are allowing them to have on your life.
You may understand that all of God’s creatures were created equal, but that doesn’t stop you, on an emotional level, from feeling that human race is the most important life form on the planet. The discrepancy lies not in the lack of information, for the information is available on a worldwide basis for those who would seek it, evaluate it and accept it as their own; the discrepancy lies in the ability to integrate universal law into your lifestyle.
Knowing the self doesn’t just focus into the positive aspects of personality or the positive aspects of skill and talents that you brought with you into this lifetime, but into the negative as well; it is only when the positive is weighted against the negative, and balanced perspective is used as a guidepost in integrating higher consciousness into the self that the influence becomes apparent in your relationships and in your lifestyle.