All too often the more we know, the less we understand. Knowledge can harden us if we don’t keep our quest for insight alive. — Ganga White, Yoga Beyond Belief
We live in an era where everyone is trying to claim the title of “expert.” The people who “know” about these things say you need to be an expert to gain credibility.
Also, it’s never been easier to find the answers we seek. The information on how to do anything is just a Google search away.
But what if you didn’t have all the answers? What if you relinquished your expertise and embraced a space of not knowing? What if Google didn’t have the answers?
The yogis and Buddhists talk about embracing a “beginner’s mind:” approaching everything as if for the first time.
Beginner’s mind opens a space of curiosity and wonder within us, it helps us maintain the excitement for something that we had when it was new.
The truth is that nothing can come close to replicating what you learn through experience. In a constantly changing world, yesterday’s expert is today’s novice.
Sometimes it’s best to forget what you know and allow yourself the joy of experiencing something for the first time
The answers you ask are not found through Google. They are available only by looking within.