Knowing vs Not Knowing

I hope you are having a great month so far.

I was just having a conversation with someone about knowing vs not knowing and the confusion, pain and fear that can result when we are unsure about which way to go.

We have so many roles, goals and responsibilities in our lives that we sometimes just go on autopilot and do all the things without really pausing to see if what we are doing is still true to our heart. Then maybe one day we wake up and see that the things we are doing no longer serve us and we long for something more yet we have no idea what it is. Or maybe we do know what it is yet have no idea how to create it. It is easy to get lost in the not knowing.

Our lives really are all about the unknown. We create safe little containers that make us feel like we know and that we have it all under control, but ultimately outside of now, everything is unknown. So, how do we find a place of peacefulness when we have no idea what the future holds? The word that keeps coming up over and over for me is meditation.

There is so much noise around us all the time that it can be easy to just keep moving and never really stop to listen. When we meditate, we do just that. We are not trying to get anywhere or ask for anything or figure anything out. We just stop, breathe and simply listen with no expectation of what we will find.

The results of this practice are cumulative meaning, we don’t meditate for a week and then all of the sudden we have the answers, but rather through the practice, we attune ourselves to that open and receptive state to discover things we may never have had the opportunity to know had we not taken the time to get quiet and listen.

So, if you find yourself confused or unsure about where to go, what to do or how to move forward in your life, try sitting quietly for a few minutes a day to tune into that place inside that has all answers because if we do not practice listening regularly, it will be easy to miss what we may already know.

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With infinite love and gratitude…