And the most delightful are things you don't know you don't know because they always come as a surprise.
And surprisingly there is a part of your brain that is devoted to knowing what comes next.
This is a very persistent part of our brain because our survival depends on it. And it is very difficult to turn off
It is very difficult to turn off because when we turn it off, we feel an almost overwhelming fear.
And we feel this fear, quite understandably, because our survival is threatened. And our survival instinct is even more powerful than our sexual instinct.
So we immediately and instinctively feel fear and the flight or fight response is activated.
And when we feel this fear of the unknown, our mind immediately makes up or imagines some explanation, whether it is true or not.
So we cling desperately to what we imagine we know.
But if we have the courage to be afraid, after a while our fear subsides and everything comes as a surprise.
The Ancients knew this and expressed it in the book, "The Cloud of Unknowing", by Anonymous.
And they knew that the reward for unknowing was surprise. The whole world comes as a surprise after surprise after surprise.
And life becomes a surprise party.
Who would know?