Gambling with truth

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Gambling with Truth

Sometimes we believe the lie that if we only were enlightened then we would always know what to do next. That is not true. Ask the most enlightened person you know.

Often the best we can do is gamble on what seems like the most true thing and proceed with this sincerity and willingness to respond to whatever information comes next.

Enlightenment is not the ability to always get it right. Rather, it is the knowing that it is enough to make the best bet we can and letting the rest go.

That’s all we are responsible for! And we can be at rest and at peace with not knowing all we don’t know.

Ahhhh. It’s okay not to know for sure.

I learned this the hard way. I have been trying to be right for most of my life as a strategy to earn love and feel good about myself. I always thought that spiritual awakening meant I would finally be able to know the right answers.

Nope. Turns out that awakening just allowed me to be okay with not knowing what I don’t know and trusting that my sincere and honest attempts to follow the truth are enough.

So I invite you to gamble with the truth today. Be honest with yourself about what you know and then bet your life on it. Sometimes that means choosing the most true of two not very appealing options. That’s ok. Relax. It’s all any of us are doing.

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