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Not-Knowing In order to come to the knowledge you have not, you must go by a way in which you know not. ~St. John of the Cross True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. ~Socrates In order to see through the mind and the deeply ingrained sense of separation that continues to generate so much confusion and suffering in our lives, we must take a chance; we must leave what we know and enter that mysterious reality of the unknown. ~Adyashanti Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth. Without looking out of my window I could know the ways of heaven. The farther one travels, the less one knows, the less one really knows. ~George Harrison It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. ~Henry David Thoreau To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is disease. ~Lao Tzu Real courage consists of departing from the false while not yet knowing what is true. ~Vernon Howard Everything depends on your readiness and willingness to let go into the Unknown, and live from that mysterious and precious condition. ~Adyashanti The door to God is the insecurity of not knowing anything. Bear the grace of that uncertainty and all wisdom will be yours. ~Adyashanti Let yourself be made new by your willingness to drop everything you know, and float in the Unknown sea of the Heart. ~Jeannie Zandi Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. ~Blaise Pascal There are situations when all answers and explanations fade. When you fully accept that you do not know, you give up struggling to find answers with the limited thinking mind. That is when the greater intelligence can operate though you. Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing. ~Eckhart Tolle There are vast realms of consciousness still undreamed or vast ranges of experience, like humming of unseen harps, we know nothing of, within us. ~D. H. Lawrence We wake, if ever at all, to mystery. ~Annie Dillard The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance–it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin I create my own security by trusting the process of life. ~Louise L. Hay To live in the known is bondage. To live in the unknown is liberation. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. ~Claude Bernard Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what, next or how–The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. ~Agnes de Mille By ignorance the truth is known. ~Heinrich Suso Life is a mystery, which means your thinking mind cannot make sense out of it. ~Anthony de Mello If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. ~Lewis Carroll I know that I do not need to know, and that I do not need to be afraid of not knowing. God knows. That is all that matters. ~Frederick Buechner I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. ~Rosalia de Castro When you walk to the edge of all the light you have And you take the first step into the darkness of the unknown You must believe that one of two things will happen There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly. ~Patrick Overton Human existence is girt round with mystery: the narrow region of our experience is a small island in the midst of a boundless sea. ~John Stuart Mill I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.. ~Voltaire The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure. You are above everything distressing. ~Spinoza Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined. ~Deepak Chopra Mind guesses. Life knows. ~Dr. Vijai Shankar We dance around in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows. ~Robert Frost The more you know about the unknown, the more you actually understand how little you know. It makes you humble and brings you back to the world of wonders, miracles, and magic. ~Thomas Herold The state of not-knowing is a riveting place to be. And we don’t have to climb rocks to experience it. We encounter not-knowing when, for instance, we meet someone new, or when life offers up a surprise. These experiences remind us that change and unpredictability are the pulse of our very existence. No one really knows what will happen from one moment to the next: who will we be, what will we face, and how will we respond to what we encounter? We don’t know, but there’s a good chance we will encounter some rough, unwanted experiences, some surprises beyond our imaginings, and some expected things, too. And we can decide to stay present for all of it. ~Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel Belief brings me close to You but only to the door. It is only by disappearing into Your mystery that I will come in. ~Sanai To hear the song of the reed everything you have ever known must be left behind. ~Rumi There will come a time when one will have to forget all that one has learned. ~Ramana Maharshi The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous. Then life has a newness, a youth; then life has a flow and freshness. Then life has so many surprises. And when life has so many surprises boredom never settles in you. ~Osho We’re not ahead, we’re behind. We’re not above, we’re below. Like a brush in the painter’s hand, We have no idea where we are. ~Rumi The further one goes The less one knows. ~Lao Tzu Do not seek the answers. Let the answers find you. ~Leonard Jacobson The Truth is revealed when we allow ourselves to not know, so I invite you to set aside all that you know for the time being and allow yourself to look with innocent eyes at what the words are attempting to unveil. ~Nirmala The wisdom of insecurity.’ This is the ability to flow with the changes, to see everything as a process of change, to relax with uncertainty. ~Jack Kornfield In Zen, ‘don’t-know mind’ is the only kind of mind that is true. When you practice don’t-know mind, you let go of the need for knowing and acknowledge how little you can ever actually know. ~Colleen Morton Busch When we realize that things are fundamentally uncertain and learn how to relax into this uncertainty, we come to trust in the unfolding of our individual lives within the vastness of all time and space. ~Jack Kornfield Life is a mystery. A moment comes when suddenly you start living it, you start flowing with it. That’s the beauty of it, that’s its infinite depth. ~Osho It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. ~Wendell Berry