What Do You Know?
A complication in this information age of opportunity is that so much can be known, so much information can be accessed—without becoming wisdom. When too much data comes to us without our taking ample time to make it our own, we relegate ourselves to being human databases.
Living in a time when we are inundated with data, we must recognize that saturating our intellect is much like over-eating. The conscious mind becomes greedy for all it can capture without digesting and integrating. This greed, I can share from my own experiences is a waste of your time, better to engage in activities you can enjoy, rather than continue to stuff yourself with information you have no experience with and therefore will never own.
When we read our books, attend a class, lecture or seminar, experiment with the information, apply it to your life and witness to your understanding. With current data bombardment, unless we can get frequency specific, we may be overwhelmed with facts that distract our purpose and obstruct rather than advance our life direction. Tests will come to confirm the level of knowledge we have truly acquired.
We live with mass mind that values knowledge of the “Out There World” above knowing our being. A ready example is the huge investment of intelligence, time, attention, and money that we spend in educating ourselves and acquiring our BA’s, MA’s, and PHD’s, that leave us with no clues as to the magnificence of who we are.
Accumulation of knowledge without assimilation of that knowledge has the potential to obscure our being. Too much information may confuse us or cause us to doubt important aspects of our being. When we apply our knowledge to daily living correctly and consistently we experience advancement.
It is important to remember that in the midst of daily life, what we know is most important, because no one can stand between you and that knowing. My Beloved Elder Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha shares, “I don’t want to know what you believe, what do you KNOW.
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are-not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within-that you can begin to take control.- Oprah Winfrey