The Illusion of Knowledge

words & photo by Brian Thompson.

That which we believe to know,
remains forever hidden from the truth.

As soon as we think we know,
we don't.

Our intellectual arrogance
damns the river of truth realization.

That which we believe to understand,
remains forever clouded by delusion.

Only a mind that knows it doesn't know
can see the world clearly.

Wisdom will only reveal itself
to open eyes and open minds;
to those whose door of inquiry isn't closed
by the assumption of an already acquired knowledge.

Let go of knowing,
clarity awaits.

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin