Knowing is an illusion. When we think we know, we have a tendency to claim victory (I got it!) and go on to the next thing. The mind is attached to knowing first instead of being a conduit between all our senses. The mind loves to create labels and jump to conclusions before we have the time to have an experience through our senses. When our mind is not trained, it becomes a dictator; it will run and ruin our life. The training is simple: stay away from knowing.
When you think you know, step back and mentally say to yourself, “I don’t know.” When you believe you understand, step back and mentally say to yourself, “I don’t understand.” Notice what happens.
Suddenly, you are not at the center anymore, and your relationship with everything shifts and broadens. Suddenly, you have more options. At that moment the act of knowing becomes sensitive instead of conceptual. At that moment, the way we connect to everything does not happen through the limitations of our opinions, but through the vastness of our being.
With much love,