In my reading I keep running into the idea of being known as being more significant than knowing. Considering the modern, scientific emphasis on the power of knowledge and the exercise of human mastery it's not surprising that we would over look the importance of being known.
I awoke one morning with the following thought: When you encounter something immature and willful in your soul, you can try to control it through a similar kind of willfulness or by rejection, or, you can invite God to know this dis-integrated part of you.
The abstract, theological description of God as "all knowing" may not mean exactly what we think it means. God is a respecter of our freedom. There are many ways in which God waits for an invitation from us. Perhaps our strategies and efforts at self control are not as effective as a simple, humble openness to being known by God. Transformation is about proximity not strategy.