What You Know At A Deeper Level Is What You Don’t Know - Grasshopper
I’ve heard it said that what you don’t know will hurt you. That certainly can be the case if you make it your life’s mission to keep the unconscious from becoming conscious.
That simply means that if you spend your whole life in your head, you’ll be in a dark place and suffer from what Dr. Dave Dobson called “RCV” - Rectal Canal Vision.
Every question has an answer, in fact, multiple answers. If we stick with the notion that there is only one answer or no answer at all, we will limit our ability to discover deeper, more knowledgable parts of ourselves.
What one answer are you stuck on that isn’t answering the question? Chances are you are not giving yourself an opportunity to know what you don’t know.
If this sounds like a riddle, I apologize. It’s rather quite simple: We are all know-it-alls; we just don’t know it.
One of the magical things about the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World is that you never see a delivery truck on the pristine streets leading to Cinderella’s Castle. There is an entire underground delivery system that supplies the needs of the surface. The same is true with us. The only difference is that we get stuck believing it all happens on the surface and don’t notice the door to our supply tunnel, so it stays shut.
What we don’t know is knowable; we just have to begin with the premise that there is another answer other than the one we are stuck on that isn’t working.
We are patterned creatures that get comfortable with the same answers - Never mind that they don’t work; they are comfortable for us. Famed psychoanalyst, Carl Jung said it differently: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
Our conditioned patterns will run us until we discover another answer. That answer may come out of the blue during an epiphany, but it can become a more frequent event if we begin to acknowledge that there is a part of us that knows.
Just tipping our hat to this knowlegable part of us is a courtesy that will cause the door to our depths to open more often.
Imagine that you are on a treasure hunt. Now imagine that you have one of two mindsets. One mindset is that there really is a treasure to be found; the other mindset is that there might be a treasure to be found. Which mindset will keep you looking longer and has the better odds of discovery?
Knowing that there is a knowing part of us gets us different answers - ones that don’t keep us going around in circles in our head.
Adopt the idea that there is a part of you that knows what you don’t know, and then begin to notice how many more doors open for you.
All the best,
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