"A man has many skins in himself, covering the depths of his heart. Man knows so many things; he does not know himself. Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, just like an ox's or a bear's, so thick and hard, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself."
~ Meister Eckhart
More at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/meister-eckhart/
Artwork by Harriet Peck Taylor http://www.harrietpecktaylor.com/