When the clouds of unknowing roll in and we seek answers, we can call forth our deeper self — the self that is connected to our soul, the self that looks for resonance with the heart. This is the self that can sit with the unknowing and allow the answer to surface.
This self surprises us with our inherent wisdom, good sense and creativity. We are often more than we realize — inventive, resourceful and able to see the big picture.
Eric Fromm said, “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition which impels people to unfold their powers.”
Isn’t this so true? When we are adrift in our personal clouds of unknowing, without ballast and direction, we are left wide-open. In that openness, we can pull from our deepest self. We can tap open the doors of our personal storehouse and awaken and call forth our personal best. This is claiming our power. Yahoo, right?
The moral of this story, my friends: Do not be afraid when you don’t know. This is not a forever place. It is a trajectory that leads to a tipping point.
The Ancients counseled that when we don’t know what to do, do nothing. Sit. Wait. Stand in our truth. Listen to our heart. And, most importantly, allow the energies to configure in such a way that our answers — or, at the very least, the next right step — will emerge. It takes guts to acknowledge and admit that we don’t know. It takes patience and faith to wait for right timing and the emergence of discernment and consideration.
When the clouds of unknowing roll in — and inevitably they will –take a breath, settle in and relax, you are moving into a potent time.