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August 5, 2010

Knowing

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:50 am

I was awakened from a dream in the middle of the night last night and heard The Grasshopper say, “I have to give up what I know about you to get to know you.”

The message seemed to be about limitation. I jotted it down and went back to sleep.

No matter how factual your data about someone, you may cloud your perspective and your judgement with the limitation of knowing. It often prevents us from going past the surface with them – the traditional “Knowing the book by the cover” approach.

I have been cursed and blessed with observational skills that quickly put me in the mindset of knowing. I can be in a supermarket or an airport observing a bunch of strangers and know tons about them without having to engage them. It becomes a curse if I have to get to know them better. My “knowing” often translates to “all I need to know” and can shut off any deeper exploration.

The same type of knowing applies to ideas and concepts as well. If someone proffers an idea and you already “know” about it, you may not fully get to know what they know if you cut off the flow by knowing what you know. After rereading that last sentence, I feel like Dr. Seuss.

Knowing is also a limitation on goals and accomplishment. If you already know that it can’t be the way you would like it to be, you’ll be unable to see the potential opening that can lead you there.

How would you approach something or someone if you didn’t know what was possible or impossible? My guess is a lot differently.

You would come from a different angle of approach, which would give you a different perspective and a different set of observations with which to operate. Acting on a different set of facts would get you to know something different about the very same thing you already “knew” about.

Knowing is a subconscious block to accomplishment. If your knowing has become an automated, patterned program that kicks in without thinking, your thinking will remain the same and you will only know what you know.

If you begin to observe your mind knowing what it knows, you shed the light of day on that information and expose it for what it is – only a piece of the puzzle – not the complete picture.

Knowing can hold you back if you treat it as the end game. Knowing can be a catalyst to knowing more if you begin to view what you already know as partial knowledge.

This much I know for sure: Logic can lead to limitation, if it’s the only tool you use.

And regarding people . . . Everyone has a piece of the puzzle, you just have to get to know them better to find it.

 

All the best,

John

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