It's easy to say it. "I don't know." I don't know what I want.
I don't know what to do.
I don't know why I _________.
I just don't know.
But what if you did know. Imagine this:
A knowledge base deep inside you that for all the hours, days, months and years you've been alive, it's been collecting and storing information based on all your experiences. This is the wise knowing you that knows.
It knows what you want. It knows what to do. It knows how you might begin getting there.
So, if you could suspend all disbelief and believe in this pool of knowledge -- even if just for one minute -- close your eyes, take a deep breath and PRETEND there is information coming to you from this juicy pool. If you open yourself up to the possibilities of answers to your I don't knows -- what are some of the answers?
This is about possibility. Commiting -- to yourself and your life. Stepping into an answer means you're willing to emerge from the security blanket of your I Don't Know. Let's face it: Just as it's frustrating to not know, it's equally as comfortable to not know, too. Because then we don't have to take action. Or commit to anything, god forbid. (I admit, I fit into this last category).
So what if we all really know, but just don't give ourselves access to the information -- or the gift (or is it the confidence) of knowing?
Take one minute. As yourself one Fruitful Question that's been on your mind. Pretend you have an answer. If you're open to it you'll see it.
I recommend writing it down. Or doing a freewrite. Ask yourself the question and you can use this line as a starter prompt:
"I do know I really know and the answer as I know it is ..." and let yourself free write without knowing where you're going. Writing always exposes us to something new. If you're open and write down the truth of what comes to you, there will be answers here.
You do know. We all do.
"Trust yourself. Then you will know how to live." --Goethe