– quoting Arjuna Ardagh –
Leap and the net will appear
– Zen saying –
Since childhood we have been taught to avoid “I don’t know” like an answer. We feel uncomfortable with not knowing how to proceed in a determinate situation. “I don’t know” is consider the answer of a loser in our competitive oriented society and we learned to avoid not knowing.
When we know beforehand how to proceed based on a system of beliefs we close ourselves to the huge amount of different possibilities and creative solutions, we close ourselves to others opinions, our intuition and the magical synchronicity that would emerge in the openness of the particular moment.
Relax into not knowing
Instead of reflecting a system of belief, we direct response to a situation as it is. We learn to relax the first impulse to react. We relax, and we wait. We relax into not knowing and we surrender. We can be comfortable enough with not knowing what to do until we really know. When instead of reacting against a situation, you merge with it, the solution arises out of the situation itself.”
We can take action as a pure response to each moment, free from indecision, beliefs or agenda, acting in inspired certainty. We relax and listen to our intuition with a quite mind. We wait for unfolding and we feel the answer within the peace of our breath. We intuitively know what to do. Intuition is completely reliable, but only when it comes from a quite mind.
Thought and understanding come after the event, not as the cause. You become able to live with uncertainty, even enjoy it. When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up on your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. Trust fuels even deeper surrender in the next situation that arises, and surrender increases trust in the wisdom of not knowing.
When you become aligned with the whole, spontaneous helpful occurrences, chance encounters, coincidences, and synchronistic events happen much more frequently.
If you learn to trust and relax into not knowing, you will feel a sensation of increased aliveness and creativity. In the other way , if uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it will turn into fear.
Creativity only appears when we are not following any preconceived point of view or action.
“Remain in a state of not knowing,
work without effort, give to others and be in abundance.”
– Sri Shibendu Lahiri –