Socrates once said that the only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing. He was exactly wrong. This biased perception teaches us not to know, and then to pretend that we do know because we are rational and unbiased. This is dishonest and insane.
“True perception is the basis of knowing.” Knowing is possible, but only after ending confused perception.
A mind that does not know interprets. Interpretation cannot result in true perception or knowledge because it comes from the egoic mind. In the egoic state of changing opinions, false memories, selfish agendas, illusions of grandeur, and unrealistic hopes and dreams—knowledge and wisdom is unattainable. A confused, interpreting mind has no real power and cannot be scientific or rational (though it may falsely pretend to be so).
“You can see in many ways because perception involves interpretation.” This is the cause of conflict and the reason nobody seems to agree on anything.
Knowing is possible, but only through a spiritual awakening—a knowing of your true identity—an identification with your soul or essence. This transformation takes place within the realm of perception. In other words, “Spiritual sight is symbolic, and therefore not a device for knowing. It is a means of right perception.”
When you know who you are, when you know what ego is and how to escape it, when you are fully-aligned with oneness and begin to exist in the now—this is when the struggle of learning ends because knowing becomes effortless. You need only make up your mind in the realm of perception and all power, knowledge, and wisdom is yours. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.
“You know when you have ceased to ask questions.”
Quotes taken from A Course in Miracles.