Have you ever heard I don’t know as the answer to every deep question you ask someone?
Many of us have heard that kind of response. Maybe the person giving that particular answer is ourselves.
I don’t like it at all. It can be frustrating, because it not only stops discussion, but prevents any meaningful change in attitude or behavior.
But when I looked more closely, I realized something significant.
The answer to every question about ourselves lies within us. So someone who always responds I don’t know is probably afraid to go there. To look within.
Afraid of what they may find.
It’s understandable. Taking a square look at ourselves and facing our own truths can be difficult.
The reality of being human is not always pretty and it’s definitely uncomfortable at times. Living in denial with hands covering our eyes keeps us safe from the discomfort of reality.
But living a real life is a worthy goal.
That I don’t know response is counter-productive, because the fear of looking within keeps us stagnant and prevents us from living fully.
Don’t be afraid.
It is safe to look within.