Hello, What is it in us humans that makes it easier to believe that we know it all instead of understanding that we know so little that to use the word know is actually humorous? Knowing belies the fact that we are actually just gathering from our experience. As our experiences increase our knowing shifts. So how is it that we know anything and why is it important that we do? Maybe it is just semantics, but words are important. The first meaning of know is to be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information. The second is to have knowledge or information concerning. The last definition and the one that most people use when they are using the word know; to be absolutely certain or sure about something. This last definition is what most people are thinking when they use the word know. Absolute certainty is something that just isn't absolute. We have all been sure about a lover, a job, a choice only to have time show us otherwise. Knowing isn't all it is cracked up to be.
We get a sense of security when we can say that we know. Knowledge feeds our egos and helps us believe that we are somehow in control and dominate our surroundings. When we feel absolutely sure about something we get this feeling of comfort and familiarity. It feels good to know. Our response to what we don't know, or the unknown, tells you how scary it is to go farther than we have. When you open yourself up to not knowing it is possible to discover that knowledge is less important than curiosity. You might discover that knowledge is actually a trick to stop magic from happening. Our dogged desire to understand, to predict, to control keeps us from seeing the fairies, spirits and different dimensions that exist. Because we feel that it is necessary to be absolutely certain about things in order for them to be true we lose so much experiential information. Is it true that you love your cat or dog. Can you be absolutely certain about it; can anyone else? Knowledge is a distraction, a hurdle, something to get over having to feel.
What if you looked at the world with curiosity? What if instead of knowing you observed patterns, you had ideas, you didn't know? What if you recognized that knowledge is always and forever changing, therefore absolutes weren't possible. What if you stepped out of your comfort zone; how would you experience the world then? Knowledge is a limitation. Being open to not knowing is an invitation. We couldn't possibly, with our limited senses, know anything for certain. We can't even see in the dark, let alone things we don't know exist. Everyday you learn something new, something that prior to that moment you didn't know. If knowing was a relationship we would all be polyamorous, we change our knowing so often.
Accept the invitation to trust that we are always learning, exploring and expanding. Trust that you don't need to know for sure to believe that all is possible. Try it, see what comes.