Not knowing can be paralyzing. The fear of someone asking me a question I couldn’t answer was overwhelming. I was driven to be the one person who knew all the answers. I learned in the corporate world that if we don’t have the answer right now, some one else “smarter than” us will. It can be a career killer. We are taught that knowledge is valuable, which is wonderful, BUT, if we have core beliefs that revolve around us feeling less than, that can translate into “if I don’t know enough, I am not valuable”.
Somehow, along the way I began to be ok with the fact that there is no way to know everything, to be prepared for all that life has to offer. And giving myself permission to have NO clue once in a while allowed me to bring forth knowledge and wisdom I needed in the moment. I was more relaxed and genuine. I was better able to share my thoughts when I was not constantly afraid of saying “I don’t know”. And oddly enough, I rarely get asked something I can’t answer!
Give yourself permission today to NOT know! Sometimes that’s all it takes-simply saying “It’s ok if I don’t have the answer!” No teacher is going to come along and slap your hand if you can’t answer a question or two! Breathe through that.
Today, when someone asks you a question-even if you know the answer-practice saying “I don’t know”. It’s not playing dumb, it’s empowering yourself-it’s freeing up your energy to focus elsewhere. Refuse to engage in one-upping people or letting your ego run the show by having to know it all. If someone else can provide the solution, let them. Why does it have to be your time that’s taken up with explanations? Try it!
Release the anxiety of having to know what is coming up in the future by reminding yourself that it’s none of your business! Remember those tough times when you couldn’t see how something so challenging led you to the most amazing outcome? Call on your faith and hold onto it. Repeat “I don’t know where this is leading, but I trust when I come through it, I will be happy, joyous and free!”.
Let “I don’t know” be your mantra for a positive day. Allow Spirit to work its magic to show you the right and perfect direction to go in. When we release the need to have all the answers, miracles happen! Let “I don’t know” take you on an exciting journey through your day!
Today, ask the Universe to surprise you with a gift-whether it’s a message spoken through someone else, something to see, animal totems…just something to let you know that you’ve got an endless connection and in that endless connection lies grace, peace, joy, and freedom. Remember to say “Thank you” when you get your signs! And thank Spirit for the gift of “I don’t know”.