Once I can admit I just don't know, the pressure is off. I am now free to seek the truth. Not just a pat answer to satisfy my ego. As Jesus said: Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open to you. I am constantly in asking and knocking mode.
I learned a long time ago that I just simply know nothing! I may think I know, but chances are, the more sure of a thing I am the less I really know.
One thing I DO know, there is a God and I'm not Him. I spent 25 solid years studying the Bible, daily. Studying and praying every day. That was my ritual. Now, I am full of the word. God speaks to me through it in my heart and mind. Another thing I know for sure is that now, I see through a glass darkly. What I know, or think I know, is but a minute fraction of what is true.
God says: "My ways are not your ways, my thoughts not your thoughts." I cannot think as big as God, no matter how open my mind, no matter how much I study or pray. Here's the beauty, there is always something new and wonderful to discover.
As long as I stay in an attitude of curiosity, I am in a position of learning. As long as I can say and believe, I do not know, I am open to seeing, hearing and experiencing new and wonderful truths.
So, what do you know??