Friday, June 24, 2016

The Paradox of Knowing

by John Boodhansingh of Zero Mindfulness



We want to know.

So we create myriad definitions.

Of people, of places, of things. Of every and all.


The only constant in life is change.

Our definitions are thus rendered relative and meaningless.

Yet rarely ever do we let go of them.

We hold on to them long beyond their expiration date,
long beyond the moment in which we’d created them,
the moment in which, maybe,
their seeming “truth” had actually applied.

Our whole lives therefore become shrouded in cognitive dissonance,
in misperception and ignorance.


In our intense drive to know we create definitions…

The very definitions that inhibit us from the very thing we’d set out to attain:

knowing.


Hence, why the path of the wise is the path of unlearning.

Because the wise know.

Or do they?

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