Today we share the last of the insights from Sacred Library number 77, the Library from Newfoundland, found in Almine’s latest book Journey into the Labyrinth. Earlier we posted part 1 here and part 2 here.
Failure to Accept Life at Face Value
Appearances are just that. The world of form and the five senses deceive. When confronted with the unknown, the truth seeker either thinks he knows, obsesses about the questions (draining consciousness by leaking energy) or attacks the source of the information.
If ‘doubt’ is defined as not thinking we know, rather than acceding to the arrogant opinions of surface mind, it is not only a friend to the truth seeker but an essential companion. The current vantage point humans have accesses deeply but not broadly. The vast percentage of the cosmos is therefore unknown to us.
Growth lies where the known and the unknown meet. This means that growth entails stretching our boundaries, impossible within the confines of rational mind.
If we think we know, we halt the journey of growth dead in its tracks, for entry into the unknown demands that we leave our belief systems behind. The way a master approaches new information is to believe without believing and to know without knowing. An attitude of ‘this may be true’, while awaiting confirmation one way or the other, prevents the loss of energy that occurs when we are taken by surprise.
Approaching the unknown with a heart wide open to the endless possibilities of life preserves purity and innocence. The endeavors of arrogant mind to impose its limited views on the vastness of existence, robs us not only of innocence, but worst of all, freedom.