To become a true seeker requires a heroic willingness to suspend our most cherished beliefs. I’m not speaking about suspending our good judgment, discerning intellect, or common sense in any way, shape, or form. But I am saying that we have to be willing to let go, even if only temporarily, of whatever our deepest convictions are about the nature of life, love, purpose, and the meaning—or meaninglessness—of existence. This is a perennial enlightenment teaching: we have to make room for the unknown. To seek in earnest means that we have to ceaselessly make the effort to peer beyond what we already know. It is only beyond the boundaries of already knowing that we come upon that miraculous domain of unmanmifest creative potential and higher knowledge that always liberates and is ever-new. And in an evolutionary worldview, this letting go is not merely a means to an end or a temporary step. It will always be the case, because there will always be infinitely more development, more knowledge, and ever-deepening enlightenment to unfold within us.