Don’t mistake naming for knowing.
“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.”
Consider the difference between knowing everything about a particular tree – perhaps verbalizing that knowledge to another as you stand before it – and the miracle of being fully present with the sacredness of the tree.
You may know its gestation season, how quickly it grows, the scientific name or how it came to be where it is. The time spent in the presence of the tree is utilized by sharing the workings of the mind.
But for one who lives in the power of Presence, the tree is more than an accumulation or expression of knowledge. It is a vibrant, living expression of the Divine. If you were to stop and stand beneath it, hug it and feel your heart chakra come alive or absorb its patience and stillness, the knowing would come from the heart rather than the mind.
This is how we should interact with one another. Drop the labels and see beyond what you feel you already know. Seek to be present and fully experience all that there is to offer. You will awaken a deeper connection that aligns you with your inner wisdom.