“Seeking the Unknown” is for most people an about-face from what they fundamentally feel is the right way to live. If pursuit of the unknown feels more wrong than right, why do our claims of what can be known continue to be insufficient for realizing the happiness possible in life? Why does “what is right”, often oppose happiness, mine and others, instead of supporting it? This a true dilemma; however, our understanding of ways for resolving it might be far less difficult than we make it, if we would accept one idea: “I do not know nearly as much as I think I do”. The essential merging of the known and unknown and the difference it can bring starts with recognition and acceptance of this reality.
Can I acknowledge that when I do what I know to be other than my best, the behavior is coming from some Unknown aspect of who I am? Similarly, can I accept that what I consider strange or wrong in the behavior of another person is less strange or wrong to her, at that moment, otherwise she would be doing something else? The fact that the person is doing what she is, which I consider strange or wrong, means her reason and purpose for the behavior is less known to me than it is to her. Therefore, the behavior of a person that I find strange or wrong, is for me, at that moment, Unknown. Your recognition and acceptance of all that is Unknown, psychologically and spiritually, is like finally telling yourself the truth. Everything you tell yourself you know, or that others tell you they know, is insignificant to telling yourself this one truth. It is key to receiving what is possible for you. The articles in this category have the precise purpose of helping you embrace the Unknown, to begin asking seriously and often two fundamental questions, “Who am I”? and “What is my purpose”?