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The Book of Not Knowing

A martial artist and author of Zen Body-Being explains how to master self-awareness through the practice of becoming comfortable with not knowing and breaking free from old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of ...

Author : Peter Ralston

Release : 2010

Publisher : North Atlantic Books

ISBN : 1556438575

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A martial artist and author of Zen Body-Being explains how to master self-awareness through the practice of becoming comfortable with not knowing and breaking free from old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. Original.

Not Knowing Where

Author : Oswald Chambers

Release : 1989

Publisher : Discovery House Pub

ISBN : 9780929239156

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Nonsense

Yet most of us don’t know where to begin. As Jamie Holmes shows in Nonsense, being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances.

Author : Jamie Holmes

Release : 2015-10-13

Publisher : Crown

ISBN : 038534838X

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An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity—and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether it’s a confounding work problem or a faltering relationship or an unclear medical diagnosis, we face constant uncertainty. And we’re continually bombarded with information, much of it contradictory. Managing ambiguity—in our jobs, our relationships, and daily lives—is quickly becoming an essential skill. Yet most of us don’t know where to begin. As Jamie Holmes shows in Nonsense, being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances. We’re hard-wired to resolve contradictions quickly and extinguish anomalies. This can be useful, of course. When a tiger is chasing you, you can’t be indecisive. But as Nonsense reveals, our need for closure has its own dangers. It makes us stick to our first answer, which is not always the best, and it makes us search for meaning in the wrong places. When we latch onto fast and easy truths, we lose a vital opportunity to learn something new, solve a hard problem, or see the world from another perspective. In other words, confusion—that uncomfortable mental place—has a hidden upside. We just need to know how to use it. This lively and original book points the way. Over the last few years, new insights from social psychology and cognitive science have deepened our understanding of the role of ambiguity in our lives and Holmes brings this research together for the first time, showing how we can use uncertainty to our advantage. Filled with illuminating stories—from spy games and doomsday cults to Absolut Vodka’s ad campaign and the creation of Mad Libs—Nonsense promises to transform the way we conduct business, educate our children, and make decisions. In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn’t IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It’s how we deal with what we don’t understand. From the Hardcover edition.

Not Knowing

This book re-frames the concept of Not Knowing, from being in a fearful place of weakness and ignorance, moving to something we must engage with personally.

Author : Steven D'Souza

Release : 2014

Publisher : Lid Pub Incorporated

ISBN : 9781907794483

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In order to thrive in these worrying times, this fascinating book proposes we head, uncomfortably, towards the unknown, rather than away from it. By developing a unique relationship with Not Knowing we discover a new way of living, working and succeeding in our modern world. This book re-frames the concept of Not Knowing, from being in a fearful place of weakness and ignorance, moving to something we must engage with personally. It introduces us to a new paradigm, where Not Knowing becomes an exciting opportunity, where we are no longer limited by what we already know and our habitual reactions to things that life throws at us, so that deeper knowing can emerge, full of rich possibilities and wisdom. Learn: Why your hard-won knowledge may be holding you back. How to recognise when you are entering your real learning zone. Lessons from people who thrive in the unknown. Powerful ideas that will help you experience joy and possibility, rather than uncertainty and worry. [http://www.amazon.co.uk/].

The Joy of Not Knowing It All

Resource designed to help you profit from creativity at work or play, offering hope and opportunity.

Author : Ernie J. Zelinski

Release : 1994

Publisher : VIP Books

ISBN : 9780969419426

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Resource designed to help you profit from creativity at work or play, offering hope and opportunity. The author inspires one to take risks, be different, challenge the status quo, ruffle a few feathers, and in doing so make a difference in the world.

Not Knowing Whither

God’s friend—that’s what the book of James calls Abraham, the father of the Israelite nation.

Author : Oswald Chambers

Release : 2015-10-30

Publisher : Our Daily Bread Publishing

ISBN : 1627074392

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God’s friend—that’s what the book of James calls Abraham, the father of the Israelite nation. Friendships take time, trust, and sacrifice, and in this insightful study Oswald Chambers examines each step of Abraham’s faith-journey toward intimate friendship with his creator. Chambers shows us how this great pioneer of faith reacted to God’s call, the claims of companions, clashing circumstances, and the terrific cost of God’s friendship. Not Knowing Whither asks Christians today to look each faith challenge in the eye—to face the unknown—and pursue friendship with God.

Ignorance

The flip side of knowledge is ignorance. This book explores the vast scope of ignorance, even in an age when we think we know more than ever before.

Author : Robert Graef

Release : 2017-12-12

Publisher : Prometheus Books

ISBN : 1633883221

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Sums up the many fields of study where ignorance can undermine our understanding, while showing how an awareness of ignorance can lead to exploration and the discovery of new knowledge. The flip side of knowledge is ignorance. This book explores the vast scope of ignorance, even in an age when we think we know more than ever before. By marking off this ocean of ignorance into manageable categories, the author provides a kind of navigational chart to the unknown, and a series of red flags to all those who claim certitude. The book first lays out the many branches of ignorance--in education, the media, politics, religion, science, and other major institutions. It then assesses the costs and consequences of that ignorance. World conflicts, endemic poverty, environmental damage, waste, racism, and the manipulative forces of industry and politics that use propaganda to manipulate the public may all be seen as rooted in ignorance. But there are positive aspects of ignorance as well. Scientists and artists, by recognizing what they don't know, are spurred on to new creative approaches and discoveries, which would never be found by those too comfortable with the tried and true. The author cites Socrates, whom the Delphic Oracle declared to be the wisest of all people simply because he realized how much he didn't know. This book gives you ways to follow in the path that Socrates forged, to counter the closed minds whose false sense of certainty cannot help but distort reality, and to be better prepared to take on even the most serious challenges of today.

The Wisdom of Not Knowing

In The Wisdom of Not Knowing, psychotherapist Estelle Frankel shows us that our psychological, emotional, and spiritual health is radically influenced by how comfortable we are with navigating the unknown and uncertain dimensions of our ...

Author : Estelle Frankel

Release : 2017-02-14

Publisher : Shambhala Publications

ISBN : 0834840774

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A deeply affirming exploration of the challenges and possibilities of the unknown--with meditations and exercises that can help transform the fear and uncertainty of "not knowing" into a sense of openness, curiosity, and bravery. For most of us the unknown is both friend and foe. At times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty, and at other times it can be a starting point for transformation, creativity, and growth. The unknown is a deep current that runs throughout all religions and mystical traditions, and it is also the nexus of contemporary psychotherapeutic thought and practice and a key element in all personal growth and healing. In The Wisdom of Not Knowing, psychotherapist Estelle Frankel shows us that our psychological, emotional, and spiritual health is radically influenced by how comfortable we are at navigating the unknown and uncertain dimensions of our lives. Drawing on insights from Kabbalah, depth psychology, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and ancient myth, Frankel explores how we can grow our souls by tapping into the wisdom of not knowing. She also includes case studies of individuals who have grappled with their fears of the unknown and, as a result, have come out wiser, stronger, and more resilient. Each chapter includes experiential exercises and/or meditations for befriending the unknown. These exercises help convey how we must be willing to "not know" in order to gain knowledge and be able to bear uncertainty so we can be free to enjoy a healthy sense of adventure and curiosity.

On Not Knowing

This title brings together contemporary artists and thinkers form a range of disciplines to explore the role of 'not knowing' within the creative process.

Author : Elizabeth Fisher

Release : 2013

Publisher : Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN : 9781908966292

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This title brings together contemporary artists and thinkers form a range of disciplines to explore the role of 'not knowing' within the creative process. The state of 'not knowing' or engaging with the unknown is an important aspect of all research. For artists it is crucial, as the making process often balances a strong sense of direction with a more playful or meditative state of exploration and experimentation.

Not-Knowing

This is a rich and eclectic selection of work by the man Robert Coover has called "one of the great citizens of contemporary world letters." "From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Donald Barthelme

Release : 2008-01-01

Publisher : Counterpoint LLC

ISBN : 9781593761738

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The wildly varied essays in Not-Knowing combine to form a posthumous manifesto of one of America’s masters of literary experiment. Here are Barthelme’s thoughts on writing (his own and others); his observations on art, architecture, film, and city life; interviews, including two previously unpublished; and meditations on everything from Superman III to the art of rendering “Melancholy Baby” on jazz banjolele. This is a rich and eclectic selection of work by the man Robert Coover has called “one of the great citizens of contemporary world letters.”

The Silent Question

In The Silent Question, Packer provides fresh insights on using the experiences of life that are raw, messy, painful, and sometimes full of laughter, to open a way to compassion.

Author : Toni Packer

Release : 2007-03-13

Publisher : Shambhala Publications

ISBN : 9780834826694

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In The Silent Question, Packer provides fresh insights on using the experiences of life that are raw, messy, painful, and sometimes full of laughter, to open a way to compassion. She urges us to let go of our thoughts and to sit "in the stillness of not knowing" in order to reflect upon the essential question of who we are. Packer encourages us to discover that life, energy, and insight come from the questioning, the looking, the listening.

On Not Knowing Greek

Taken from The Common Reader, these essays take the form of a series of reflections on diverse literary topics, brought to life by Woolf’s extensive knowledge, lively wit, and piercing insight.

Author : Virginia Woolf

Release : 2008

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781843916055

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Taken from The Common Reader, these essays take the form of a series of reflections on diverse literary topics, brought to life by Woolf’s extensive knowledge, lively wit, and piercing insight. "For it is vain and foolish to talk of knowing Greek, since in our ignorance we should be at the bottom of any class of schoolboys, since we do not know how the words sounded, or where precisely we ought to laugh, or how the actors acted, and between this foreign people and ourselves there is not only difference of race and tongue but a tremendous breach of tradition."

What We Can't Not Know

Professor J. Budziszewski questions the modern assumption that moral truths are unknowable.

Author : J. Budziszewski

Release : 2011-01-01

Publisher : Ignatius Press

ISBN : 1586174819

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Professor J. Budziszewski questions the modern assumption that moral truths are unknowable. With clear and logical arguments he rehabilitates the natural law tradition and restores confidence in a moral code based upon human nature. --from publisher description.

Knowing, Not-knowing and Sort-of-knowing

The twenty-eight essays collected here invite readers to reflect upon the ways the mind is structured around and through knowing, not-knowing, and sort-of-knowing or uncertainty.

Author : Jean Petrucelli

Release : 2010-01-01

Publisher : Karnac Books

ISBN : 1855756579

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A contemporary, wide-ranging exploration of one of the most provocative topics currently under psychoanalytic investigation: the relationship of dissociation to varieties of knowing and unknowing. The twenty-eight essays collected here invite readers to reflect upon the ways the mind is structured around and through knowing, not-knowing, and sort-of-knowing or uncertainty. The authors explore the ramifications of being up against the limits of what they can know as through their clinical practice, and theoretical considerations, they simultaneously attempt to open up psychic and physical experience. How, they ask, do we tolerate ambiguity and blind spots as we try to know? And how do we make all of this useful to our patients and ourselves? The authors approach these and similar epistemological questions through an impressively wide variety of clinical dilemmas (e.g., the impact of new technologies upon the analytic dyad) and theoretical specialties (e.g., neurobiology).

More Radical Hermeneutics

In these spirited essays, John D. Caputo continues the project he launched with Radical Hermeneutics of making hermeneutics and deconstruction work together.

Author : John D. Caputo

Release : 2000

Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN : 9780253213877

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In these spirited essays, John D. Caputo continues the project he launched with Radical Hermeneutics of making hermeneutics and deconstruction work together. Caputo claims that we are not born into this world hard-wired to know Being, Truth, or the Good, and we are not vessels of a Divine or other omnipotent supernatural force. Focusing on how various contemporary philosophers develop aspects of this fragmented view of the life world in areas such as madness, friendship, democracy, gender, science, the "end of ethics," religion, and mysticism, this animated study by one of America's leading continental philosophers shakes the foundations of religion and philosophy, even as it gives them new life.

Not Knowing Jack

Tony has it all: a rich, hot boyfriend, a McMansion in the 'burbs and unlimited sex in an expectation-free zone.

Author : K. A. Mitchell

Release : 2011

Publisher : Samhain Pub Limited

ISBN : 9781609283131

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Tony has it all: a rich, hot boyfriend, a McMansion in the 'burbs and unlimited sex in an expectation-free zone. Then Jack begins making excuses for frequent disappearances. Realizing he has more than his libido riding on this relationship, Tony figures it's time to find out what's going on. Jack Noble has spent his life hiding his real self behind a carefully created image. With Tony, he finally knows real freedom, real happiness. Now a past of buried secrets and lies is closing in, and no matter how hard he tries to stop it, the truth is tearing through. Once Tony learns what kind of man Jack really is, he won't stay. Jack's sure of it. Suddenly the past shows up in a completely unexpected way, testing the boundaries of their old, coasting-along-on-fun relationship. Tony indeed finds that Jack isn't the man he went looking for, but it's too late. There's too much at stake to just walk away. First, though, he has to make sure there are no lies left for Jack to hide behind.

This Book Is Not Required

Sherry Turkle in her TED Talk (Turkle, 2012) and book Alone Together (Turkle,
2011) is taking the time to expose and inform ... Without authentic conversations,
we don't get to know each other, and not knowing others keeps us from knowing
 ...

Author : Inge Bell

Release : 2013-10-31

Publisher : SAGE Publications

ISBN : 1483321150

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This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

The Journey of Not Knowing

A story about a leadership team that has to embrace the scariness and opportunities of the unknown to win a large project critical to their business.

Author : Julie Benezet

Release : 2016-10-11

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780997813906

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A story about a leadership team that has to embrace the scariness and opportunities of the unknown to win a large project critical to their business.

On the Heels of Ignorance

On the Heels of Ignorance draws from intellectual history and the sociology of professions to portray an ongoing human effort to make sense of complex mental phenomena using an imperfect set of tools, with sometimes tragic results.

Author : Owen Whooley

Release : 2019-04-26

Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN : 022661638X

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Psychiatry has always aimed to peer deep into the human mind, daring to cast light on its darkest corners and untangle its thorniest knots, often invoking the latest medical science in doing so. But, as Owen Whooley’s sweeping new book tell us, the history of American psychiatry is really a record of ignorance. On the Heels of Ignorance begins with psychiatry’s formal inception in the 1840s and moves through two centuries of constant struggle simply to define and redefine mental illness, to say nothing of the best way to treat it. Whooley’s book is no antipsychiatric screed, however; instead, he reveals a field that has muddled through periodic reinventions and conflicting agendas of curiosity, compassion, and professional striving. On the Heels of Ignorance draws from intellectual history and the sociology of professions to portray an ongoing human effort to make sense of complex mental phenomena using an imperfect set of tools, with sometimes tragic results.

The Book of Knowing and Worth

There is nothing that you know now in your being, in your life, in your creation,
that you have not accepted. Knowing andacceptance work concurrently. You
cannot know something andnot acceptit;thosethings are in tandem. Sothe things
that ...

Author : Paul Selig

Release : 2013-12-26

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101633735

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The third in Paul Selig’s popular “I Am the Word” channeled literature series, this extraordinary psychological-spiritual guide addresses how to overcome low self-worth and claim our true purpose as individuals. Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Religion /Spirituality: Other Traditions. In his third channeled text, Paul Selig—acclaimed author of I Am the Word and The Book of Love and Creation—brings us his most practical message yet. Informing us that “you decide what you are worth,” Selig’s spiritual guides take readers through a program to understand our own inherent worth, and beat the fears that drain our inborn spiritual knowing.. Selig reveals that true understanding of our life’s purpose can be found through “service”—the practice of the thing that you most love. Readers can discover their own form of service through this powerful mantra: “I know who I am, I know what I am, I know how I serve.”