I’ve started to recognized that “I know” is not a phrase used by my best self.
It is a poor substitute for “I remember”, “I understand”, or “I heard you.”
It isn’t even a particularly accurate way to express “I have learned”.
In fact, I think the most powerful use of the verb “know” is when we say “I *DON’T* know.”
In those moments we open ourselves up to our humanity, to our falability, to our incompleteness.
But we also open ourselves up possibility for growth.
When we know, there is nothing left to learn. But when we accept that we don’t know, the world opens up to us.