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Knowledge: Goal or Path?

Analysis tells us that studying known data will give us answers, the philosophy being that analyzing data will inform us of patterns and trends.  Or maybe we will see the answers if we look hard enough, and sometimes that is true.  It will give us knowlege.  What are we to do with that knowledge?

We are all guilty of analyzing everything to death in search of answers.  Most of the time we don’t find answers through analysis.  We just find what we already know.  We can validate what we believed to be true or untrue, or we can take that knowledge and seek new and unique answers.

It’s hard to find answers from something that is already learned.  If we keep searching what we already know, it is like the man in a round room trying to find a corner in which to piss.  To find real answers we need to use what we know as the ladder to the yet unknown.  Our knowledge of rungs enables us to climb each rung of the ladder, step by step, to reach the “yet-to-be-known” answers.

The things we learn along the way become “the known” and are the building blocks that will lead us to answers.

Knowing is finite and subject to dying through obsolescence at some point.  Seeking and finding answers can be an eternal process, and if you are doing it right, it is.  It can change direction quickly if we are open to learn.  We are propelled forward to continue, following the ever unfolding path.

I was just watching an episode of “Gray’s Anatomy” and the metaphysically enlightend patient said to McDreamy (Patrick Dempsy) before going under the knife, “Just remember if you get scared, become inspired.”  Look for signs and wonders that gently lead us through life.  They’re there.  Use your knowledge as the bridge to inspiration.  Be enthusiastic to uncover that which has been elusive.

“There is always a way”, said the patient.

We keep things fresh and new by seeking and learning beyond our knowledge.  It is not free will, it is cause and effect.  It is problems and solutions using the building blocks of knowledge to find answers.  Once we attain knowldge of something, it like cement that has hardened into the next step toward expansiveness.  Conjecture opens doors.

From a metaphysical perspective, we say God (Universal Intelligence, in my book) is all Knowing, yet is also all Spirit – so what would God know about the human experience?  Perhaps we, as physical manifestations, are here to help God expand and learn beyond his knowing.  If God really was all knowing, why would God create anything?  It seems to me that that would be boring as hell.  It WOULD be hell!

Knowledge is not the goal, using knowledge to find real innovative, unique answers beyond what we already know is the goal, and when we reach that “AHA!” moment, that is the real high…that swift moment of understanding is orgasmic.  God’s ejaculation?

Who knows?

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

~William Shakespeare

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