There are so many things we feel we need to know.
We need to know our purpose life.
We need to know who our soul mate is.
We need to know what happens when we die.
All of these needs are not really needs at all.
Many of us live perfectly happy lives without knowing any of it.
In fact, knowing these things will not necessarily help us to be any happier.
What if we don’t like the answers?
What if we want to change them and can’t?
Where would the mystery in life be if we knew all those answers?
Indeed, if we really knew everything we think we need to know, would we not keep finding other things we need to know?
Knowing the answers does not give us a more fulfilled life.
Knowing the answers does not automatically mean we will be happier, healthier or wiser.
The reason why is because the need to know comes from fear, not trust.
There are a symptom of the desire for security and certainty, and not based on love and acceptance.
We want to know what we do not know because we feel it will make us safer.
For the ultimate fear for us all is the fear of the unknown.
The fear of what is behind that black veil.
As if knowing the answer to all these questions will somehow make everything better for us.
As if knowing will help us be less fearful.
Perhaps the biggest lesson in life is learning that we don’t have to know everything.
That learning to live with the not knowing is actually a great gift.
That when we live with curiosity and trust instead of fear and doubt we can not know and still be happy.
We can have our fears and not let them drive us.
We can get past the need to know and instead cultivate the acceptance of what is.
Perhaps not knowing is a gift itself?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant