Blog

I Don’t Know: The Most Courageous Words Ever Spoken

There’s power in I don’t know. It is one of the most powerful phrases we can utter. It’s courageous, yet vulnerable. It’s competent, yet inquisitive.

Just say it to yourself, “I don’t know.”

How does that feel?

Those three words assume no authority, require no action, no justification, declare no right or wrong-doing. They are free of all burden and mistake. They are clear of all nonsense and clutter.

I don’t know doesn’t assume to know anything; it doesn’t hold onto confusion, or conclusions, or demand life to look as it knows it should. Imagine being okay with not knowing and letting life unfold as it will. What would that feel like? After all, feeling is our best compass. And moving forward according to what feels good and peaceful is how we foster an effortless and enjoyable life experience.

The pushing and the forcing only cultivate frustration and desperation. Feelings of despair and inadequacy.

What if you knew that all will turn out fine? That you’re perfect just as you are?

I don’t know anything, really, but I know I’ll know what I need to know when I need to know it. It will come to me. And to that I stay open.

Knowing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least how we label it “knowing.” We think we need to know everything so we can be and do everything. So we won’t be left behind. But actually, the not knowing opens us up to receive. Receive insight, understanding and information when we require it.

The truth is, we have access to all the knowledge there is, all that needs to be known…we just choose when we tap into that knowledge bank. Some resist the tapping in because it doesn’t sound logical, no science textbook ever taught that method.

Clearing our minds of what we need to know, frees us to receive what we need to know when we “need” to know it. Saying “I don’t know” ushers in the knowledge at the right moment because the mind is humbled and vulnerable, and the intention is to surrender and allow.

In our not knowing and saying we don’t know, we remove the expectation of mental comprehension. We remove all the demands we place on ourselves to be applauded. And then, only then, the knowing is allowed to enter in, effortlessly. That’s why ah-ha moments are so gratifying, and the moment when it all just clicks is so refreshing.

There’s so much to experience and wisdom to remember in the world. So much to discover, rediscover, recover, uncover. And to know that is power. That knowledge is power.

Those who believe “I don’t know” is a weak statement are convinced they already know enough.

[simple steps]
[simple steps]