I Do Not Know

Sometimes the wisest way you can answer a question is simply, “I do not know.”


We agree with Johnny. Admitting you do not have all the answers is wise. After all, what do you really know?

That is the greatest answer you can give to all the questions life throws at you every day. I do not know.

If you are on a conscious and deliberate spiritual path, you are daily confronted with opportunities to grow and expand your awareness.

You are all wise beings who come from Father/Mother God/Goddess. If you are reading this, your sole purpose in this lifetime is to remember who you are and why you are here.

On your human level, your ego often “kicks in” and tries to control your life. It wants you to believe you have to defend yourself against the world “out there.”

Of course, there is no world “out there.”

Everything—literally everything “out there” is really “in here.” Or, within you.

The world you see “out there” is simply a projection of what is “in here.”

The world you see—the “objective” world is only a mirror, your projection of you onto what you think is “out there.”

So what’s the point of our unusually long, rambling talk today?

We would answer that question with a simple reply: You are never in a position (as a human being) to “know it all.”

Although many of you pretend you really do know it all. You know only what you think you know.

But it would be good if you would question, in a kind way, what you really know. And it would be good if you question what your brothers and sisters really know.

So we come back to the statement our title makes, “I do not know.”

So who knows?

Our advice to you, at the beginning of your new year would be: Be willing to say, “I do not know.”

When you come from that place of openness, or willingness to admit you do not have all the answers, then all the answers come to you. Again, all you have to say is “I do not know.”

Copyright © 2021 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


In this wonderful video, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains in a  humorous way the difference between knowledge and thinking.


Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


8 Responses

  1. Pat

    Thank you, Johnny, for the reminder . . . think I’ve already said that today.

  2. Jean Horn

    Brilliant! So right “I do not know”. I barely can figure out who I am, but I am a work in progress and it’s alright to not know. We can conjecture but knowing beyond a doubt…….no, I don’t know.

    Actually this made me smile because the minute we say we don’t know opens up possibilities. It means we are open to ideas to play with.

    This life is a playing field and we are figuring out how to change and it is all within. So I don’t know how or what my Inner guide wants me to do but I will do my best to be open to suggestion she nudges me with.

    Thanks for this Spirit and Johnny for this, it resonates!

    love and hugs

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jeannie. What a great world this would be if we all, as you said, stay open to the spirit within.

      Love and hugs,

  3. Martha Magee

    I love it when people say ” I don’t know.” Especially men!

    • John Cali

      I agree. Men, even today, feel their masculinity is somehow threatened if they don’t have all the answers. But, thankfully, that’s changing.

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