‘I know’ is the restless place for all beings.
‘I don’t know’ is the resting place for all beings.*
The need to hold on to “knowing” keeps many of us from finding peace. We think knowing is the answer, but it creates more restlessness.
It can become a never-ending quest for control and security. We create stories about this state to make it okay. We call it our personality or human nature.
It can appear as worrying about things beyond our control. For example: holding on to being right, trying to change others into our way of thinking and acting, striving to be perfect, looking for answers to problems that only exist in our mind, staying awake at night wondering what would make us happy …
Over time is becomes a habit that keeps feeding the insecure ego mind. The need to know increases fear and uncertainty.
Contentment comes from embracing the not knowing. It isn’t a simple or an easy transformation to make. Yet, when we accept that we don’t know and make room for it in all areas of our life, we create space for peace.
In surrendering to reality we find the freedom to be at rest with life.
* Mooji. White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 3306-3307). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.