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.