Why is self-inquiry essential to those who practice therapy and/or facilitation? It is clear to me that in order to be a truly skillful therapist and/or facilitator, one must have self-knowledge and Self-knowledge – one must have a deep understanding of one’s own conditioning, as well as an experiential grounding in That which is beyond conditioning. I see this as essential because anyone working with another (individual or group), especially in the most sensitive areas that are often addressed in therapy and group facilitations, will inevitably and inextricably be working with themselves at the same time. When one has sufficient awareness of the aspects and conditionings within oneself, it is possible to be present and compassionate with the conditionings of another. When one has awareness of Awareness Itself, it is possible to be spacious enough to allow the natural wisdom that permeates each moment to be revealed and guide the unfolding process with greater intelligence and love than any individual viewpoint could possibly contrive.