I think that is so true. And I guess as I get ready to turn 50 next week, I've come to a really big place in my life: I'm okay with saying I don't understand something.
I no longer feel like I have to know the truth about things that no one understands. I mean like when it comes to God for me, I'm okay with saying I think He exists, but I don't think I am capable of comprehending what He is.
When it comes to consciousness, I'm okay with saying I think everything is a monistic whole with the illusion of duality. I don't have to understand how that paradox works.
And when it comes to whether I will exist after I die, I'm okay with it going either way. After all, we are constantly changing and so what we are is constantly dying. That little unchanging observer in my head that watches the rest of me think, that thing I consider to be the "self" that I'm pretty sure isn't dependent on my living body, I don't know what it is or understand it any better than I do God or consciousness--or gravity or dark energy for that matter.
I just don't have all the answers, and I can't go around fooling myself or trying to fool others that I do, and that's a big personal growth step for me.
Yup! Exactly. Sometimes, the most enlightened thing we can say is simply: I do not know.
Also, from what you've said above... you've got a great base from which to work from.