Wikipedia defines honor as an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or corporate body… It is thyself above all others that should be loved and respected.
There are Bible passages that suggest Jesus and his disciples contemplated the essence of the one true self. One such given verse expresses the importance of self acknowledgement:
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
We can replace the word “God” with “thyself” to express the human relationship to universal consciousness. However please remember that the labels we use to express anything are only words and not “it”. The ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” was used extensively by Plato. This was perhaps done to indicate that Socrates knew of the long-established wisdom pertaining to thyself.
However, we have not actually determined what thyself truly represents. Let’s consider the various possibilities available in our search for the one true self. Human beings became self-aware. Therefore this changed everything and caused a suppression and restricted our unity with universal life consciousness. Consciousness took a back seat to a conditioned mind. This, in turn, allowed the mind to almost completely dominate our interaction with the present moment.
We should consider the word “our” and its use in the last sentence. “Our” actually indicates “thyself”. The mind overpowered both the human form self and the one true universal self. Thereby the significance is in understanding that of these two self images, one is an illusion and the other is true. Thyself, in reference to our species form, is a self-induced implant placed onto the one true universal self. The true self is consciousness in its entirety.
Remember Thyself and Forget the False Self!
It is common for people that have consciously awakened to become confused by believing that they have discovered the true self. This is in fact a false self image imitation of the one true self. We are often instructed that the observer who is witnessing the mind, thoughts and emotions is the true self. But this type of thinking can also be deceiving.
Here again it would seem that Jesus and his disciples, among other sages, understood the difference and conscious expansion growth restrictions within the statement above. This conscious oneness insight is expressed in John 7:18. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
This verse clearly indicates that a path of self indulgence, caused for whatever reason, will restrict acknowledgement of the one true self and the conscious reunification with it.