Friday, April 19, 2013

Ignorance is Bliss

Sometimes, I think "Ignorance is bliss" is an okay thing to accept.  As humans, I have noticed, we run in one of two ways.  In one way, we are content to sit in our little bubbles and never truly strive to look at things that are outside.  We are content to believe what we are told is truth.  We become sheep, our only answer becoming an agreeing "baa".  In the other way, we see truth in such a broad way that everything is believed.  We become news mongers, watching every station with every report.  We get to where we really have no opinion that we can share because we have flown around like vultures tasting of bits of decay.  All we know is death and dying, destruction and trauma.  All this knowledge hasn't brought us to reality, but to the cold, hard fact that those things that attract us are an image of what we have become internally.

Let me go into the woods and live a solitary life like Thoreau!  Not to escape entirely and become one that lives within a bubble, but to be surrounded by beauty and the natural way of things.  

Socrates, the great Socrates, said, "True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."

I believe there must be balance in all things.  One thing we all become unbalanced in is knowledge.  We have two extremes, too much or too little.  My focus lately is on love and light.  I know we live in a dark world.  I know we as humans have allowed ourselves to become dulled by the darkness.  I also know that we can choose to step into the light.  So what if we don't know about every dark thing that darkens our doorstep.  We will become truly wise when we become okay with  accepting that sometimes ignorance is bliss.  I look at the news to know what people are talking about and so I can carry on a conversation should one arise.  Then I shut it off.  A dear friend posted a link about people during hard-dark times.  This link focused on the fact that people seem to come out of the woodwork to help when tragedy strikes.  This is light.  Let's shift our focus to the beautiful things in life and accept the things we do not know.  Let us choose balance in knowledge and allow our love and light to encourage the lives of others to become lovely and light-filled.  Allow the ripples to move through every belief system, every culture, and every ethnicity.  Love and light cannot be bound by the doctrines of man if stand together.  Love and light knows no bounds if we step out of our bubbles and acknowledge the darkness, but refuse to give in to it.  If we choose to pop the enclosing bubble that we think protects us and embrace the light and love of others, our eyes will become opened.  We will be able to let go of fear and hatred.  If we choose not to be like sheep and vultures but become okay with birds, who know a little of our world, partake in it with us, bask in the morning light, and sing love songs to one another, then we can become small blessings that will move to fill this world more beauty.

"...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." -Philippians 4:8

Light and Love and Beauty be with you all.

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