Knowledge is somewhat subjective. We could just say it’s all thought. Let’s suspend the analysis for a moment and presume there is a kind of supreme knowledge that is the ultimate truth of life. Let’s presume we have been enlightened to that knowledge: we know what it’s all about, what we’re here to do, how it all works. What then?
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
— Morpheus, in the film, The Matrix
We may ‘know’ what the path is. Are we walking that path?
To know but not to do is not yet to know.
— Zen proverb
A life coach might say: take action! Yet, there are ideas (excuses?) around ‘divine timing’ and ‘allowing’ for the Universe to deliver ‘this, or something better’. We may ‘sit still’, wait to be ‘guided’ or ‘meditate on it’. We may be looking for the ‘flow’, the ‘signs’, or following our ‘intuition’.
It seems to me that thinking, believing and even knowing is not enough.
Walking. Therein lies Reality.
Walking involves Being, with every cell of the body, heart and soul, fully committed to something. It does not even matter what that ‘something’ is. What matters is full and complete engagement.
Until we Walk, do we really Know? Do we really Live?
Knowing and Walking © May 8, 2011 | Annie Zalezsak