It is ok not to know
... except maybe for the fact that there are many things we do not know.
Surviving modern life has become a lot like playing Poker these days: navigating a huge amount of incomplete information. I plan, I cancel, I plan again, I reschedule ... I cancel and then I plan again, maybe. Taking decisions feels like rolling a dice and making any sorts of plans feels audacious. In order to be able to move forward at all, I try to use what I have learned playing cards: not to be too much of a result oriented fool.
From a more spiritual point of view, one can quote one of today's most influential spiritual authors, Eckhart Tolle:
“If you can be absolutely comfortable with not knowing who you are, then what's left is who you are -- the Being behind the human, a field of pure potentiality rather than something that is already defined.”
I am not the spiritual kinda guy but I like the idea that IT IS OK NOT TO KNOW.
Whether I am facing the decision to play a big pot not knowing for sure what my opponent is holding and what he is going to do with it or whether it comes to deciding where and how I will spend the coming months, it really always comes down to trying to make the most educated decision. I would be happy to get some feedback about how you cope with all the uncertainties that have been thrown at us lately.
If I turn out to be wrong, I have become pretty good at detaching myself from my own spontaneous negative feeling and judgement. The only acceptable judgement I have decided I can (and probably must) have towards myself is in terms of dedication and attitude.
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