Our minds pursue knowledge relentlessly. We need to understand the world we live in, and we’re convinced through our exposures to education that the answers are out there, awaiting our discovery.
Except that, for the most part, this is an illusion.
It’s true that there’s great comfort in ‘realization’. When we believe we know what is happening around us, we feel safe and secure. When we become aware of our lack of knowledge, we feel exposed and even vulnerable.
Our mind constantly seeks to identify and confirm that we have a grasp on reality, whatever that might be. If we believe that we can define it, we delude ourselves.
We live in a world that is evolving. We are beset with change, each and every day. We need to grow with it, or we’ll be left behind. Nothing stays the same, ever!
If we think we know anything ‘for sure’, we are deceiving ourselves – living in a false paradise, perhaps.
What we already know will always get in the way of what we need to learn. We must adapt and adjust to continuous change, at least until such time as our awareness might cease.
There is no safety or security standing still in the middle of the highway of life. We need to move with the traffic flow, at least, and if we seek to grow, to get more out of life, we must move differently.
David Huggins has fully enjoyed a lifetime of experience as a military officer and as a behavioural scientist, supporting businesses and similar enterprises, at both organizational and individual levels, through leadership coaching. A contemplative Christian, he is devoted to contributing love, value, comfort, and continuity to this diverse world.
He resides in Campbellville, Ontario, with his lovely and talented artist wife, Judy.