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The Difference between Knowledge & Understanding

Learn the differences between knowing and understanding with Authentic Coaching Services.   Michael Silverman will help you get to knowing., that awareness which  goes so much deeper than simple understanding

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
– William Shakespeare, Hamlet


Michael Silverman

Knowing vs. Understanding...a Big Difference

There is understanding and then there is knowing and there is a big difference between the two. Understanding is cognitive, intellectual, thinking, logical, one-dimensional, and shallow. Knowing is multi-sensual, intellectual, emotional, often physical, spiritual, and deep. Understanding can be defended, justified, and explained. Knowing is unexplainable and sublime – it just is!

Knowing goes to the heart of consciousness to simple awareness. When we know something, it is deep and pervasive and there is no way to escape it. It is an absolute in our life. It cannot be defended, avoided, or denied. Asking why is a waste of thought and energy, a strategy to avoid truth or self-responsibility. Defending what is truly known is unnecessary and useless.

When we know, all related questions and answers become simple and obvious. We know the causes, the costs, the rewards, and the consequences of our attitudes and our actions.


The Rules of Knowing

• You Don't Know What You Don't Know
• You Don't Know What You Know until You Know You Know It
• Once You Know What You Know, You Have No Excuse to Act against That Truth