Why are we increasingly being more confused? With all the information available, we should have been more clearer in our thinking. But it’s quite the contrary. Instead of being clearer, we are more confused than ever.
The starting point of this confusion is because we are not looking within for the answers. We first look outside for what’s available. And then we get so lost in choosing from the wide array of options that we completely forget to look within and ask ourselves what is it that we actually need.
Gathering information, knowledge and options is becoming such a powerful addiction that we unconsciously spend a lifetime in it. Nothing seems to suffice. The more we learn, the more we get educated, the more there seems to be to further learn. We get so busy in knowing that we don’t have the time to sit and assimilate and implement what we have learned. We hijack our own selves, thus complicating an otherwise simple life.
We feel more incomplete than ever because we seem to have access to many things that make us feel we aren’t complete unless we get that. However, we were sent as a complete package by the creator. There weren’t any deficiencies to begin with. He installed everything that’s necessary and sent us down with the one motive that we learn to discover our skills and leverage all of it fruitfully to benefit ourselves and larger humankind.
No matter what we gain from the outside world, we can and will never feel complete unless we learn to trust that the creator has already done a fantastic job creating us. Unless we are grateful for what we have, we won’t benefit from anything that we further acquire. Pursue things out of passion. But not out of a feeling of being incomplete without them. Or not to feel that you need to do it to consider yourself worthy.
The one who is silent is not dumb. They may know the value of words better. The one who is not educated isn’t foolish. And the one who is qualified isn’t knowledgeable. The one who knows himself/herself is the one who has wisdom. The rest of us can do the circus night and day, and not get any smarter or wiser. We may just get better at our circus over time.
Once you are clear on what you want, you are likely to get there faster because there will be fewer diversions and less information chaos. A focused search leads to clearer results. Not knowing what we want, we do a random search, and we end up with random results. And with that random information, we might likely be overwhelmed and not do anything at all.
So, the simple solution to wade through the complex information and the confusion thereof is to know what you want before you seek to know what is available. And yes, to the next question – how do we know what we want? If we shut off the outer noise, our inner voice will definitely be audible. Don’t you think?