I have a wonderfully spirited teacher, Kylie, at Moksha Yoga Kelowna.
She always seems to know the right thing to say.
Here is a passage from the book she often reads from during sivansana. I’m about to start the last year of my PhD and don’t have a concrete plan for the future… so, I find this quote very inspiring.
JUNE 15 – “It’s Okay to Not Know”
Sometimes we don’t know what we want, what’s next, or what we think our lives will look like down the road. That’s okay. If the answer is I don’t know; then say it. Say it clearly. And be at peace with not knowing.
Sometimes the reason we don’t know is that what’s coming is going to be very different from anything we’ve experienced before. Even if we knew, we couldn’t relate to it because it’s that new and that different. It’s a surprise.
Sometimes the reason we don’t know is that it would be too difficult, too confusing for us right now. It would take us out of the present moment, cause us to worry and fuss about how we could control it or what we have to do to make it happen. Knowing would make us afraid. Put us on overload. Take us away from now.
Sometimes our souls know, but it’s just not time for our conscious minds to know yet. Sometimes knowing would take us out of the very experience we need to go through to discover the answer we’re looking for. And sometimes the process of learning to trust the process of doing through an exerience and coming to trust that we will ultimately discover our own truth, is more important than knowing.
the process of moving from what we don’t know to what we are to learn is a process that can be trusted. it’s how we grow and change. it’s okay to not know. it’s okay to let ourselves move into knowing. the lesson is trusting that we’ll know when it’s time.
enjoy. much love.