Ignorance is NOT bliss!

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I remember growing up and using reading to cut out what was going on around me: noise, rowing, fighting, fear of not having enough food or money. It was easy to do this and it felt safe. I could and did ignore the truth of what my life was about. It was too painful to accept and I didn’t want it to be like this… to believe that life was painful and that it hurt… a lot!

So I ignored it. I chose to put my sights on somewhere and something else and concentrate on that. Making a picture that wasn’t whole somehow fit into a dream of mine.

That is how it was for many years until I SAW what I had been doing! Many of us today are doing the same thing. We can see what is going on around us, but we are not truly SEEing. We do not want to admit what we have helped to create in this world of ours. For whatever reason that is specific to us as individuals, we do not want to accept violence, hate, resentment or any other of these feelings, fear or beliefs we carry inside of us. We feel that it is not right to get angry or be afraid. Yet we watch those close to us doing this very thing. Not only this; we ‘feel’ the energy of their emotions but are unable to articulate them. We hold them inside of every cell in our being. Before we can make the changes needed in this world of ours today, we have to ACCEPT that things aren’t right. How can we make any real and lasting changes if we cannot accept that which needs to change? Surely we will create more ignorance, not love and light?

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