by Jordan Brown, LMT
For so much of our lives we have been pressured to hurry up and learn stuff! Figure things out! Get with the program! We are pushed to decide who we are, what to believe, what to be and what we’re going to do with our lives. Why?
As I get older, the less sure I am that being an expert should be the goal. The big questions in life will never be answered by any amount of fact finding, schooling, late-night internet surfing, or listening to pundits.
Aside from dazzling people at a party or having a way to answer a young child who asks why the sky is blue or if monsters are real, ultimately, an arsenal of facts serves mostly to keep us from seeing how essentially clueless we are.
Awareness of our cluelessness, however, is the best place to begin a journey into wonderment and the joy of discovery. Not knowing is the beginning. Not knowing allows us to feel and use our senses fully without prejudice—to generate fresh new ideas about life.
When we can allow ourselves to be a bit unsure and open—we allow the great mystery of life to come in and change us a little in the process. We feel alive. Knowledge is meant to set us free. Not knowing and just feeling what we feel leads us to a profound dialog with existence, and reveals its most cherished truths.
Make time to discover you, and remember, you are allowed to just BE.
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