I am grateful for not knowing everything.
I was having a conversation today with a friend about how complicated we humans are. When I was younger, it was so easy to pick sides. Everything was either black or white. Either someone was in the wrong or in the right. And there was never any room for uncertainty.
As I've gotten older, I am realizing that things are not so clear cut. There is a messiness to life. There is always a gray area with infinite possibility and that sometimes you can never know the full truth.
I am reminded of the famous story of The Cave (Surah Kahf), which is mentioned in the Bible and Quran. In the story, a group of faithful youth are fleeing the persecution of an unjust king. They end up hiding in a cave only to wake up 300 some odd years later until they are found by some local townsmen.
In the story, there is a dispute amongst the townsmen about the number of youth that hid in the cave and the total number of years they spent in the cave. Finally the dispute is settled with the proclamation that only God knows.
This story always reminds me that sometimes you have to just "Let go and Let God". And that we just have to learn to accept uncertainty. We don't have to know everything.