We know what the truth is. And hide from it, pretending we don't know. And here we are. We know what we know, and what we think we know, and opt for what we think we know because what we know asks hard things of us. "We can't handle the truth" (Col Nathan R. Jessup), because it asks us to do things we do not want to do. Like grow up. And we like to think we are doing just fine as we are. Our life asks hard things of us, like grow up. We want to remain as infants, with someone taking care of us and telling us what to do, removing the responsibilities incumbent upon those who know what's what and what needs to be done about it, but oblivious to those who know only what they think they know and like it that way. So, here's what's what: We have to know what we know, and know that we know it, whether we want to or not. We have to know the difference between knowing what we know and thinking we know-- and catching ourselves in the act of thinking we know what we are doing and stop. Empty ourselves of all "knowing," enter the stillness and the silence of waiting/watching/listening for realization to arise/emerge/appear/ occur to us. This is enlightenment/illumination-- knowing what we know, and what is called for here/now within the field of action in each situation as it arises-- for the goodness/joy of doing it, and the satisfaction of having done it alone.