By Lisa Meade
Remaining open to life’s lessons and insights is a beautiful essence and way of being to bring to your day.
There is a freedom that is found within. Accepting that we do not need to have all the answers, all of the time, is something that creates room for expansion, growth, gifts and beauty.
Many people have a difficult time saying, “I don’t know.” They will struggle, pretend and grasp for an answer as if the admittance somehow makes them less than in the eyes of others. But the reality is—within this statement—there is a great truth that shows just how wise one truly is. Being honest and open to one’s ignorance creates room for greatness to be shared, room for our soul to expand and grow, room for life experiences and more.
Let’s face it we are not all interested in the same thing.
We do not spend time studying, learning, exploring and investigating the same topics. We can’t!
This creates beautiful opportunities within our relationships for introducing, for sharing and for expressing. When we admit that we do not know something we create an opportunity to learn, a chance for wonder, a moment of engagement and a time for interaction in being the receiver of information from a giver of knowledge. And so the art of expression blossoms.
When we create the room for not knowing, we are not showing our weakness. Instead, we are making room for greatness. It becomes an opportunity for a relationship to deepen, for someone’s confidence to shine bright and for our ego to become comfortable with the not being the one!
Most people who have practiced this act are very comfortable and confident in their not knowing. Being an empty vessel creates beauty and possibilities within.
It takes honesty, integrity, confidence and great authenticity to admit we do not know something, especially when there is an expectation from others that we do or “should” know it.
Not only is it an opportunity to model to others that there is no shame in not knowing, but it also opens our being up to the magnitude of discovery and learning. It creates pause to be receptive, it generates inquiry and wonder, and it shows your genuine ability to be flexible and vulnerable.
It is a time for curiosity to grow and possibilities to manifest! Our soul shines ever brighter in this place of being open.
Editor: Dana Gornall