The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so” – Mark Twain
To me, there is a knowing and a KNOWing. The human knowing is a product of my upbringing, my past and my circumstances, and is limited by my perspective. There is also, to me, a KNOWing that requires nothing of me except acceptance. The most powerful thing I can KNOW is that I don’t know. To me, the quote below, speaking to Truth and Enlightenment also speaks to KNOWing. The human experience, and words to describe it, can only intimate at the Whole.
“It is helpful to remember that neither Truth nor Enlightenment is something to be found, sought, acquired, gained, or possessed. That which is the Infinite Presence is always present and its realization occurs of itself when the obstacles to that realization are removed. It is therefore not necessary to study the truth but only to let go of that which is fallacious. Moving away the clouds does not cause the sun to shine but merely reveals that which was hidden all along. Spiritual work, therefore, is primarily a letting go of the presumably known for the unknown, with the promise of others who have done it that the effort is more than well rewarded at the end.” – David R. Hawkins, Eye of the I
This video has not been updated since 2008 — probably because the exponential projection forward was overwhelming to contemplate. Actually, it makes the point even more effectively by how dated it is already.
A look at the advancement and evolution of technology and the human race. The faster we go, the rounder we get. This video is several years old; the irony is that, as pertinent as it is to culture today, it is simultaneously impertinent . . .
Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.
Why do we think we know anything? Do you know? Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see | Video on TED.com