“The day you teach the child the name of the bird, the child will never see that bird again” –Krishnamurti
In order to have an open, intimate experience of life we need to connect to people and things. SO. Think of the world. What it would look like walking through the world without naming things. Like flowers, trees, birds, etc. When you name things, you no longer see the majesty and stillness and brilliance because we “know” it. Does that make sense? Think about it…..like because we know what it is we usually take it for granted, overlook it, and don’t experience the beauty as if it were something we didn’t know. They still exist whether we name them or not. If you look at something without saying what it is, you have a different experience. You have an intimate experience with life. With existence.
Now think of children…..the INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN. What makes them different that us, is that they know they don’t know. They marvel and are curious, and are astounded by the beauty of life. Adults THINK they know. So we overlook, disconnect, and ultimately isolate from both the world and people. Which I think is our spiritual side. And this same thought applies for why we miss spirituality and God in general.
It’s the ego. “I KNOW” that changes your experience with things.
If that is true, then humility is the key to unknowing.