Question your “Knowledge”
Today we are stepping back from the research-driven articles I have been writing and we are going to talk about something that is perhaps even more important.
What we are going to discuss is your “knowledge.”
What you know, and how you’ve come to know it.
Your knowledge is based off of your experience. Your experience is your life journey and it includes your recognition of other’s journeys/experiences.
Your knowledge is molded by your perception of experiences.
“Perception is your point-of-view.
It’s how you measure, or misconstrue
things you do, and events too.
Like a cup half-full or a cup half-empty,
Your mind is a vessel for thoughts, of which you’ll have plenty.
…But is your knowledge your perception?
Or a virus born from another’s misconception?
Please build a wall for your own protection.
Armed with Questions as your weapons.
Don’t be a victim of the Deception.
Seek knowledge as an obsession.
Perception demands your full attention!
Because your view is your own selection.
Select wisely, pursue the truth.
Remain curious, as the youth.
Do you mirror that of the masses?
Or is the Illusion finally collapsing?“
So what does this all even mean?
Let’s see if my next clue will zero you in….
“If a dog barks long enough, other dogs will bark with it…”
I had that thought, while I was doing my warmup through an area heavily populated with dogs.
Only one dog was near me.
But because this one dog was incessantly barking, it started a chain reaction which quickly resulted in an ensemble of dogs barking across the entire neighborhood.
The dog barks spread like wildfire across the land.
Yet none of these dogs, except the one, even knew why they were barking.
Some dogs just bark to bark, just like some people just talk to talk.
It goes like this…
One person will hear some news – whether its factual or not – and start barking. Another person hears this barking, and then starts barking too.
Eventually the whole world is barking just because everyone else was barking.
Those that don’t bark right away are the smart ones. They know that one dog barking doesn’t warrant the need for him to bark.
This dog keeps his cool. He is the type of dog that only barks once he knows it is pertinent. This is the dog you need to be. This dog is curious, but not quick to be fooled.
This dog hasn’t suffered from years of domestication like the other dogs.
This dog hasn’t suffered from a lifetime of unnatural processed food.
No…this dog is more like a Wolf.
A wolf roams as he pleases and makes his own decisions.
A wolf eats natural, living food from the Earth. Food that hasn’t been tainted by the grubby paws of society.
You should strive to Be the Wolf.
Don’t be the dog that barks just because other dogs bark.
Be the Wolf that lets others know when to bark.
How is any of this related to “Questioning your “Knowledge?””
I’ll tell you.
The reason you need to maintain curiosity and ask questions is because it is VERY LIKELY that your “knowledge” was derived from these “barking dogs.”
Even your closest friends, and most trusted family members could be feeding you another dog’s bark.
You never know, until you know.
You see, most people are like dogs in a cage, who constantly bark just because others are barking.
These “caged” dogs represent people who are “trapped” in a certain line of thinking and unable to see past their yard because of their mental cage.
People who don’t allow themselves to be confined in this manner are more curious and less willing to accept the reality of “yard dog” because they have seen what life is like outside of the yard.
These people question everything because they can see how one ripple in the pond can extend to both ends of the lake.
But don’t get me wrong…There is a certain attractiveness that being a yard dog entails. It’s a good life because everything makes sense.
Without questions, there are only answers. Answers are comforting and make you feel secure in your reality.
Where do the “yard dog’s” answers come from anyways?
They are dictated by the dogs that have been barking the longest and the loudest.
They require no other criteria. The only factors involved are length and noise level – and that is exactly what it is…NOISE. Noise that drowns out the barks that are actually important.
The howls for health are muffled by the “yard dog’s” yelp!
You see, once you start questioning things, it can get scary. It is scary because things start making less sense. A LOT less sense.
You end up with more “Why’s?” than answers.
You end up knowing less than when you started.
But what happened? You didn’t suddenly become stupid, right? Of course not…
It’s a problem that even Einstein – arguably the smartest man of all time – faced. To quote Einstein himself, the problem is “That the more I learn, the less I know.”
Asking questions often leads you with more questions than answers. Yet the beauty of it is that these unanswered questions serve to self-perpetuate the desire for more knowledge.
So even though you know that you know nothing – relatively speaking, of course – it doesn’t deter you from seeking knowledge anyway because of the self-perpetuating loop.
Curiosity fuels curiosity.
So stay curious my friends, because eventually you will find your answers…along with a whole bunch of new questions, ha!
This article was inspired by the barks that I have uncovered in my research and during my lifetime.
Some of these barks include: cortisol, diet, drinking water, the real road to becoming rich, light and dark, oxygen, energy, and so much more…
Don’t worry, I will explain what I mean in due time.
In fact, one of these barks is going to be discussed in early 2016 through a guest-post written by my friend Mike “Cathexis.”
Hopefully you now understand the value of keeping an open mind and questioning your “knowledge.”
The moral of the story is to ask questions and not follow everything blindly.
Don’t be a yard-dog.
Be a Wolf, and seek truth on your own accord.
“Bellow your own Barks!”
Have a safe and Happy New Years everyone!
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