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The Power of the 'Don’t Know' Mind

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today we're going to explore what the phrase 'don't know mind' means and why it really is a superpower when it comes to living mindfully. So very often we get quite caught up in trying to figure life out. You know, we try maybe to figure out the meaning of life is or what our purpose is in the middle of it all. Or maybe we try to decipher and problem solve our way to ultimate happiness or success.

Now often because we're so consumed and distracted thinking about these things, we miss out on experiencing them, experiencing life directly, you know, the unfolding moments of our lives. We miss the mystery and the wonder and the magic of it. So rather than being caught up in a storyline or a fixed view or opinion of what we think life is or how it should be, we can embrace this 'don't know' mind. It's a mind that invites us to step out of the storylines about life. And instead, relax into the mystery of the moment it's putting aside the tendency to only know things, in other words, through concepts.

And it uses a different kind of knowing. It's experiencing life directly without any interpretation or judgment laid on top. The 'don't know' mind is curious, open and humble. It condemns nothing. And it's open to everything.

It's meeting the world, you could say, with fresh eyes. So, whereas our stories and beliefs about life might feel comforting, they can also bring with them a sense of rigidity or false sense of security. But the 'don't know' mind lets go of rigidity and embraces and befriends, the inherent uncertainty and adventure of life. So whether it's in meditation or daily life, it's just enough to be present right now. You know your life isn't a problem to be solved.

It's an experience to be lived. And, you know, with every meditation we're realizing this more and more fully. You know, we're embracing the 'don't know' mind more fully. But in daily life too, just see if you can keep intending to embrace the 'don't know' mind so that you can enjoy the journey of your life without always being so fixated on the destination. So as always thank you for your practice and your presence here with us.

And so let's settle in now for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

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The Power of the 'Don’t Know' Mind

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today we're going to explore what the phrase 'don't know mind' means and why it really is a superpower when it comes to living mindfully. So very often we get quite caught up in trying to figure life out. You know, we try maybe to figure out the meaning of life is or what our purpose is in the middle of it all. Or maybe we try to decipher and problem solve our way to ultimate happiness or success.

Now often because we're so consumed and distracted thinking about these things, we miss out on experiencing them, experiencing life directly, you know, the unfolding moments of our lives. We miss the mystery and the wonder and the magic of it. So rather than being caught up in a storyline or a fixed view or opinion of what we think life is or how it should be, we can embrace this 'don't know' mind. It's a mind that invites us to step out of the storylines about life. And instead, relax into the mystery of the moment it's putting aside the tendency to only know things, in other words, through concepts.

And it uses a different kind of knowing. It's experiencing life directly without any interpretation or judgment laid on top. The 'don't know' mind is curious, open and humble. It condemns nothing. And it's open to everything.

It's meeting the world, you could say, with fresh eyes. So, whereas our stories and beliefs about life might feel comforting, they can also bring with them a sense of rigidity or false sense of security. But the 'don't know' mind lets go of rigidity and embraces and befriends, the inherent uncertainty and adventure of life. So whether it's in meditation or daily life, it's just enough to be present right now. You know your life isn't a problem to be solved.

It's an experience to be lived. And, you know, with every meditation we're realizing this more and more fully. You know, we're embracing the 'don't know' mind more fully. But in daily life too, just see if you can keep intending to embrace the 'don't know' mind so that you can enjoy the journey of your life without always being so fixated on the destination. So as always thank you for your practice and your presence here with us.

And so let's settle in now for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

4.8

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