Will Rogers, one of yesteryear’s revered comedic and philosophical figures, once said this:
“Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on Earth.”
This was his style, funny, but loaded with truth and reason.
My point today is that we should consciously be seeking what we don’t know, and most of that will not be found in colleges. We can look at so many aspects of human societies around the world, and see how confining and restrictive they are, constraining the minds of adherents, capturing their evolution within the infinite field of mind. So many humans are stuck to the honey we delight in, and the more we know about what we know, the less we know really.
Whether religion, science, or any other human endeavor, we are constantly focused on building and bettering what we think we know, our blinders on to what we do not know.
Another of my favorite personalities, a musician and commander of the Mothership, Master Funkateer, George Clinton, gave us some wise words which I pass on to many friends and family,
“Free your minds, and your ass will follow.”
It is only by looking out and beyond what we know that we will find that we might not know what we know, ok. Take that risk! Do not be so absorbed in your comfort zone of being an authority, whether it is being a car mechanic, a preacher, a buddhist or Evangelical or ancestral teacher, or a baseball pitcher, that you aren’t open to the universe’s infinite knowledge. What you know now is only a metaphor for finding what you do not know. Follow your bliss, listen to that inner voice that may be whispering “have you looked here?”
Peace be with you today and always.