“If you can be absolutely comfortable with not knowing who you are are, then what’s left is who you are—the Being behind the human, a field of pure potentiality rather than something that is already defined. Give up defining yourself—to yourself and others. You won’t die. You will come to life.” Eckhart Tolle (from The Power of Now)
This quote as a lot packed into it, so lets focus on “a field of pure potentiality rather than something that is already defined.”
This is a Copernican Revolution because it ends out Newtonian commons sense view of the universe as being made of things bumping into each other. A field of potentiality is Quantum Physics. Is the electron a particle (a thing that is located in space/time) or is it a wave or a field of energy? According to quantum, whether something is a noun or a verb is determined by the instruments you choose to measure it. It is potential both. But his is not logical. So when it comes to understanding who you are, you have to drop logic and logic’s choice.
Are you a thing defined, or a potential undefined? Logic says you have to be one or the other, so choose. But who is choosing? Only a thing can choose either this or that; which is the better for me?
Not knowing releases your potential. So not knowing is dropping the need to choose, being OK with not knowing, yet at the same time wanting to know the truth. The undefined is the curious mind. The potential mind is a questioning mind. Ask and you shall receive.