What DO you know?
Knowing is an interesting place to be in. There is a wide swing of the pendulum here. Sometimes we are so certain in our knowing that it becomes righteous, not allowing any opposition in our own mind, and we can easily get triggered and pushy when others do not share the same position or understanding.
At other times, we are totally floating, unsure and really have no position at all. And then of course there is everything in between.
I find that in some aspects of my life it’s not so important to know, to be right. When the stakes increase, when I feel the need to be seen as smart, competent or having it all together, what I know seems to become more important.
Sometimes the knowing becomes annoying. It puts everything in boxes of yes, maybe, and no, of white, gray and black. It creates a perspective and accompanying judgment. There is a sense of limitation and finiteness.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get out of that at times?
It needs some tricking of the mind – not an easy feat.
If you are up to a little challenge, try this practice:
Walk around at home or outside and look at something. Pretend you do not know what it is. Become curious. Touch it, smell it, look from all angles. Begin to wonder: “I don’t know what this is. I don’t know what this is all about.”
Pick another object or a plant or tree outside. Keep asking those questions as you move around.
Notice your mind slowly unhooking from expectation, interpretation and fixation.
Notice curiosity and wonder.
Notice more spaciousness and possibility.
Can you look at something and admit to yourself that whatever you know about something could only be a partial knowing, that there is so much unknown behind the scenes?
Can you look at something that you do not know much about and feel your wonder and curiosity increasing?
Allow yourself to go there often.
How about right now?
Let me know in the comments below if you tried this practice and what the result was.
If you find some challenges in creating this change in perspective for yourself, let’s have a conversation and explore how I can support you in making this happen. Go here to book a free 30-Minute Discovery Call with me.