Practically speaking, I don’t know anything.
Of course I’m fairly well educated, and every day I work to deepen my knowledge of things through reading, listening, and practice.
But after forty-one years, I can proudly and confidently say that I don’t know very much at all.
I am proud of that because just about every time I get sucked into the trap of thinking that knowledge is truth, I am proven incorrect.
Knowledge is not absolute truth or certainty.
There is a tremendous benefit to this realization, to becoming aware of how little you know for sure.
At the very same moment, you become aware of how much you don’t know.
Once you see that, then you are free.
Free from the need to be right, and from the need to prove that others are wrong.
Free from having others tell you what is right or wrong, what to do, and how to act.
Free to use your knowledge without giving it power over you.
Free to tap into wisdom.
Wisdom comes from someplace outside of your thinking mind. It comes from your heart, from your gut, from your soul.
This is not to say that ‘I am wise’, but rather to tell you that you have your own deep, vast source of wisdom from which you can draw guidance at any time.
As long as you are not blocking yourself from doing so.
We all do.