A human being has so many skins inside covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things but we don't know ourselves! Why thirty or forty skins or hides as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
Eckhart von Hochheim (c. 1260 – c. 1328), commonly known as Meister Eckhart, was a German theologian, philosopher and mystic, born near Gotha, in the Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire. He has acquired a status as a great mystic within contemporary popular spirituality, as well as considerable interest from scholars situating him within the medieval scholastic and philosophical tradition.
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