You are closer to us that we are to ourselves. We perceive our own reality through many flawed media: our culture, our upbringing, our religion, our experiences, our memories, our family and friends, our education and reading, etc.,etc., This makes our reality different from another person’s and, therefore, not reality. But You transcend the viability of all media and are the ground, deep within us, of true reality.
You know us well because for You our true reality is not filtered through all the media through which we filter it – and cloud it. You are the ground of reality at our core, and since we don’t know You we don’t know ourselves. The reality is that what we are is, fundamentally, You (Your Spirit) in us – and we struggle mightily to know that.
I think at least part of the reason why You know us better that we know ourselves is because You know Yourself in a way we will never know ourselves. Since You know me better than I know myself You know all the faults, ploys and gambits with which I keep from knowing myself and which keep me from purely loving You and others for, if I can’t find You in myself I can’t find You in others. I know full well that You love me despite the lifetime of strewn debris through which You try to make Your way to the surface of my reality. There are so many self-made obstacles in my life that must be confronted before I can touch the Spirit that is You at the center of the reality of my self. Each confrontation helps me know myself better.