I saw quite clearly that it is easier for us to attain knowledge of God than to know our own soul; for our soul is so deeply grounded in God, and so eternally treasured, that we cannot attain knowledge of it until we first know God, the Maker to whom it is united. But in spite of this, I saw that for complete understanding we have to long to know our own soul wisely and truly; and for this reason we are taught to search for it where it is to be found, and that is in God. And so by the gracious guidance of the Holy Ghost we should know them both at once, whether we are moved to know God or our soul; they are both good and true. 

Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love, Long Text, 56.