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I am experiencing so much unknown and worry right now. I keep praying that God has a plan and hasn’t abandoned us during this strange time in the world. I hope that there is still hope for a good future in the world and a chance for love.
Today, I startled when I saw that the geranium cutting sitting in a jar on my window sill had bloomed. Multiple pure white blooms! It must have been working up to that for a long time. Today this flower reminded me there are wonderful things going on that I don’t know anything about.
It’s slowly becoming an every day state. It’s knowing that I don’t know. From the small stuff to the big stuff. It’s a letting go. But it’s slow going. My wiring is to nail down 100 per cent. 99.9 just doesn’t cut it. So slow awareness that I don’t know what I don’t know is how I step.
The best lessons are the ones you learn after you think you know.
I know that I haven’t experienced the transformative power of not knowing. I want to know all the answers to the mysteries of life. Where do I go when I die? Do I go anywhere? What is the purpose of this life? Do I get to be with family and friends? All the things one meditates, prays, ponders I still have not been able to give up “not knowing” and be still, calm, relieved with not having those answers.
When I study mystical phenomena like near-death experiences, I grow in appreciation of the mysteries behind what is really happening. Some cases seem to have verified cases of veridical perceptions; accurate precognitive episodes; remarkable aftereffects that give people special abilities; and remarkable consistencies in what is revealed through the NDEs. At the same time, there are cases that seem somewhat fanciful, like cases of children seeing video game characters in their NDEs or people having slightly inaccurate veridical perceptions in their NDEs. What is really going in is uncertain, but contemplating these experiences inspires a sense of wonder in me that is fascinated with what is really happening in these phenomena.
Have I experienced the transformative power of not knowing? Is there a transformative power of not knowing? How are others answering this question? Those are 3 not-knowings –
Since my late youth, every time I’ve risked, and that means every time I’ve had to choose between a true life or a flat, colorless, flavorless life.
At work, whenever I had to use my creativity to find solutions.
When I ask myself those questions and apply a raw honesty when seeking an answer. What am I? When I truly drop all the life attached labels and seek to see what is. By dropping all those things which separate. Paradoxically, it is a solitary place, but at the same time all inclusive.
By not knowing we can then discover. We can ask more questions, admit to what we don’t know, and learn to see the genius in others. Personally this has impacted me on a spiritual level and made me seek out what God truly means to me. I heard just earlier this morning that God can mean, Good Orderly Direction, and I think that’s just wonderful that people can find a way to connect to God if it’s nothing other than just an acronym that helps them to live in peace. Furthermore I’m grateful that I live in a time that I can explore spirituality without repercussion. I can both listen and learn from you and your views on God as well as make my own assessments. It is in that way that I experience the transformative power of not knowing.
this made me reflect on my ex father-in-law – he would always sign his cards ‘from GOD, good old dad. 🙂
Today ! We don’t really know anything for sure now do we ?
When I moved across the country about 2.5 years ago. I was at a crossroads in life and could choose more of the same or try something new. I chose the unknown and while that didn’t eliminate all of my problems, it did open up a new chapter of my life for which I am grateful.
i am at a crossroad where i dnt know where i will be exactly one year from now and i feel thats wonderful because i am no more in charge, the universe is in charge of my life and how could he do or be or send anyone apart from the best that there is.
This is a transformation that I have felt quite recently. At times I’ve struggled heartily against being a worrier and “what iffer.” Over the past few years certain practices and rituals have helped me to stay more grounded in the present. Terry Tempest Williams says, “Peace is the perspective found in patterns.” And I’ve found that to be true.
Letting go of expectations is hard for me. Wanting to be in control and guide things along seems to be my insecure way of operating. The experiences I’ve had and connections I’ve made when I could just be in the moment, going with the flow and observing, have always been transforming and amazing.
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