Knowing and Walking

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

2 thoughts on “Knowing and Walking

  1. Jacqueline Cullen 9 May 2011 / 7:37 am

    How very true…
    How often have we heard ‘walk the walk’. To really know, to experience and to learn one has to walk; anywhere it does not matter. Where ever you end up, there is experience, there is knowing and there is being…
    Too often people will put up all these excuses, even more sad are those who ‘talk the talk’ and have you believe that they are knowledgeable!
    To see what the view is like from the top of the mountain, one has to climb.

    • Annie Zed 9 May 2011 / 11:10 am

      Very well said, Jacqui. Brings to mind that other expression, “walk the talk”. I think it is a rare person who truly, authentically does that. In fact, one who walks, doesn’t need to talk, do they? Their life is the example. When I “talk”, I think I am trying to convince myself that I “walk”, but they are two very different things. Hmmm.

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