Your knowledge is belief that is true and justified by rationality and evidence. But can human beings know absolute truth, or can we know only varying degrees of ambiguity?
It is what you think you know that prevents you from learning. Your first task is to accept that it is far more rewarding to imagine and feel than to think and know. Would you not rather feel a range of emotions than know their clinical meaning? Your second task is to seek and find all the barriers that you have built against learning and reality within yourself. You possess the keys to unlimited knowledge of the world: the Internet, your local library, and the wisdom of those around you.
Once your interest is aroused—an excitement about the beautiful, the new, and the unknown, or feelings of sympathy, pity, admiration or love—you will seek knowledge. New knowledge will strengthen your interest—but learn at a manageable speed. You cannot learn effectively by force-feeding data you are unable to assimilate.
In solitude and silence, you can discover many treasures and truths within yourself. By divesting yourself of the distracting noise of your fast-paced world, you will once more hear the guiding voice within you, and find a calm enlightenment. Not only will you learn about yourself, but of the patterns of peace as well.
After seeking knowledge, the most important lesson you might have learned is that you still don’t know. Not knowing may be the ultimate truth. Reflect on your balance between knowing and not knowing. Then place this aside so that you may be.