The path to knowing is largely defined by not knowing.
Take a look around. Do you think anybody has a clue what's really going on? Do you?
We're driving at night, with only the limited range of our headlights to guide us.
Where to go next becomes clear as we go along, as it always has and always will be.
So much suffering originates from wanting to know but not knowing, or from pretending to know when you really don't.
Great peace is found by embracing not knowing. You can know that you don't know. That's a powerful type of knowledge that takes you from projecting outside of yourself, to back inside—back home.
And, really, it's the only thing that you need to know on this journey. Know that you're not going to know.
This leads to a sense of surrender. Of exhaling. Of dropping the struggle. Of dropping the competition. Of dropping the need to fight and figure it all out.
All good things in all good time, as Jerry Garcia so wisely said.
From this space, we become open to receiving. We become OK with ourselves as we are right now.
The highest knowledge there is is given to us. It is not learned. It comes, spontaneously, when we are open in this innocent, vulnerable, and childlike way.