Knowledge isn’t real. I am summarizing some ideas from books by Don Miguel Ruiz and Eckhart Tolle mixed with some of my own ideas. Actually, knowledge can be real but sometimes it isn’t the truth.
We know that you are supposed to stop at a red light, but that doesn’t mean someone won’t run it and cause an accident at any given time. So it is not truthful to say everyone stops at a red light, yet it is common knowledge.
What we know is like a half truth. It is an experience of reality mixed with our interpretation of what happened.
Adam and Eve got kicked out of Eden because they ate from the Tree of Knowledge instead of the Tree of Life. Don Miguel explains this is because knowledge is our interpretation of the truth which is a distortion, while life itself is the truth.
I have read in other books the Tree of Knowledge actually referenced as the Tree of Illusion.
Both authors describe this split with words like conscious and unconscious, reality and illusion, the living and the undead, truth and half truth, etc.
Eckhart Tolle says we are naturally in a state like a cork floating on the surface of water. We are often pulled under into the unconscious by our thoughts, beliefs, and “knowledge”. We just have to let go of what we know and float back up to consciousness.
This is interesting to me because self-awareness is interesting to me. Finding out what holds us down is interesting to me.
If we are energy, then we are vibrating at a certain frequency. I like to think that frequency is how frequently we are aligned with the truth. Sometimes we are at a high vibration, that is being highly aligned with our truth. And sometimes not, which means are spending too much time in the land of illusion.
What we do know is that we don’t really know anything. Which brings us back to the main point, that life isn’t a puzzle to be solved. Life is to be lived. Let’s go live and try to live a little better than we did yesterday.