If we knew better, we’d do better...
History shows that the knowledge of this alone doesn’t prevent its repetition. This is no different for our personal lives. We all do things we know we shouldn't do - even though we know better. Knowledge alone is no guarantee for making better choices, finding truth, fulfillment or happiness. A good example for this is the growing problem of discerning information. Never before in human history have we been able to access so much information as today, but has it changed any of the outcomes?
As accessibility if knowledge isn’t really the issue anymore the bigger concern appears to be is the discernment of the underlying agenda and trustworthiness of the source of information. While it seems to be politically correct to whistleblow all kinds of different versions of truth, it has become increasingly difficult to choose which kind of information we can rely on.
How Can We Learn To Know Better So We Can Choose Better?
There is no doubt that objective and evidence-based knowledge, intellectual curiosity and learning promote inner growth and differentiation, but can it really teach us how to DISCERN TRUTH? Experiencing, understanding and realizing are subjective processes that cannot be simulated through theoretical or conceptual knowledge. Without including our INNER KNOWINGNESS that arises out of a trust in our deeper inner connection prompting us to FEEL TRUTH, we can't even be sure if the choices we think we have are ours.