THE POWER OF ‘NOT KNOWING’ – AND THE ANXIETY OF ‘KNOWING’

Quotefancy-11614-3840x2160what is it ‘not to know’?  I invite to you explore that a bit….to ask that question of yourself

 

 

is it ok for you ‘not to know’ something? 

 

 

 

we are constantly being told from academia, politicians, media and society that ‘we need more education’ –

that the problems of people are  a ‘lack of education’.newton quote…utter hogwash

 

yet centuries of wise insightful men and women-  much more enlightened, tell us something different..

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.”― Søren Kierkegaard

 

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you cannot force yourself to understand, yet you can force education on yourself, you can force ‘learning’ ..or usually, having it forced upon you by someone else…

understanding comes from somewhere other than ourselves…it comes from ‘within’…not from ‘without’ (i.e. from outside in)..

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
― Rumi

understanding is the by-product of discovery…..

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discovery is the expression of your willingness ‘not to know’ 

 

 

and the first things we discover in our willingness is the truth about ourselves first………..

and as they relate to our experiences

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pretty simple yet profound

so what is the sticking point, why is ‘understanding’ so hard to find these days?

 

 

 

 

 

pride and ego..

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.” ― Deepak Chopra

you cannot ‘not know’ and at the same time have your ego puffed up with pride of ‘knowledge’ i.e. ‘knowing’

 

ha! – get it?

 

 

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