I am nothing, I know nothing

Whenever I want to be really present, I say, "I am nothing, I know nothing." It is a declaration taught to me by my teacher to be clear when doing Native American ceremony. I use it in all aspects of my life. Saying this (and meaning it) allows me to detach from all the things that I thought I was and thought I knew. Then I can discover who I am in my present experience.

It allows me to "empty my cup," so there is room for something new.

It allows me to be "teachable." I can learn something.

Then I do not have to reinforce the things I thought I was or thought I knew with my new experience. I can be free to see and experience things way they are.

It is the most powerful teaching and tool that I was ever given.

Try it sometime. You will be amazed at what you discover.

6 comments (Add your own)

1. metablog wrote:
Thank you Candess

Tue, May 11, 2010 @ 7:57 PM

2. Candess wrote:
Exactly what I needed to hear! Thanks!

Sun, May 9, 2010 @ 5:13 PM

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4. Daniel wrote:
great post, thanks for sharing

Fri, December 17, 2010 @ 3:54 PM

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