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There is Grace in Admitting We Don't Know

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

There is so much strength and so much freedom in saying three little words: “I don’t know.”

We are conditioned to pretend like we know it all, that we have everything perfectly under control, that we have it all figured out. None of us do.

We are not used to admitting that we don’t know something, don’t understand it, or don’t have an opinion on a particular subject. When this comes up — it’s okay to just be YOU.

Guess what — not only is it okay not to know something, it is beautiful to own it. This moment of pure honesty and authenticity creates an opening for real expansion, real learning, real change to occur from the inside out. And for true connection to occur.

It used to scare me to not know all the answers. Now I lean more & more into the peaceful complexity that comes from being rooted in our humanity.

I am the expert on my own experience. You are the expert on yours.

Beyond that, we’re all here floating on a giant rock that’s perpetually hurtling through the cosmos.

It’s okay to let go of being right, of “knowing” all, of having all the answers. It’s okay to agree to disagree.

We do not have the same experience, the same starting point, or the same purpose on this planet. Why would we expect to see things the same way?

And, if somehow that were possible, would that actually be a good thing?

We are here to embrace and celebrate our differences. We cannot build something greater than the sum of its parts by following one perspective. We cannot learn and expand while coming into contact with only one point of view.

Now more than ever is the time to embrace yourself and others with total honesty.

Trust yourself to be the expert on yourself. Trust others to do the same. We do not need to agree to respect, love, and protect each other.

When we come from this place, there is nothing to prove. No competition needed. No animosity. No coercion, manipulation, anger, or resentment. No ill will.

From this place, we get to simply be.

Are you ready to live from this space? Who’s with me?

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