It’s only when we discover our shared humanity ( looking past our titles, labels, beliefs, sexual orientation, etc.) that we begin to see our own Divinity.
“I don’t know” is a phrase of true liberation. It is a surrendering and even smiling to Mystery. It is the call to stop endlessly searching. But in a world where we praise certainty, control and results, “I don’t know” is viewed as a sign of weakness.
When a teenager admits they “don’t know” what they want to do after graduation, they are met by fearful parents who only picture the negative if they don’t follow whatever “path” they claim to be the best….As if “knowing” meant security or results or any real control over life at all.
When “I don’t know” can be admitted with confidence, honesty and humor, the search for self, career and vocation begins to be found in LIVING EXPERIENCES, not making judgments or calculations from a distance.
You don’t make, plan or choose a life, you live one. Live in the “I don’t know” and be surprised everyday.
Life is a very short journey. Don’t spend the whole trek fighting, resisting and controlling it. Embrace it and move on.
At the bottom we become unmovable. We radiate peace, freedom and happiness and are not swayed by success or failures, loss or gain, rain or shine. We become the stable force that can actually go about living and make a true impact on others without even having a desire to make an impact. Life can becomes easy and free.
The hard task is not “to believe in God” or “not believe in God”, the hard task is to become who you are. The even harder task is to be who you are in every aspect of your life.