Knowledge vs Ignorance

Is ignorance bliss or is knowledge power?  As a huge fan of sticking my head in the sand, I used to think ignorance was the winner.  Lately, I’ve realized how wrong this is.

Sticking your head in the sand narrows your view, makes problems seem disproportionately bigger and makes you feel like the whole weight is on you.  Additionally, it allows a small mess to grow into a huge disaster.

I read an article about how prosperity follows energy, and water represents energy.  If thought of as a river, a small pebble won’t do anything, a boulder will just cause the water to change direction, but a dam can stop it in its tracks.  If stopped for long enough, the water becomes stagnant and devoid of life.  Eventually though, the water will over flow the dam.

I let my mind wander and realized I do this a lot.

In particular, I do this in relationships.  I let small problems build in to huge dams.

When doing this,believing in ignorance being bliss, you allow the dam builder to have control over placement and sturdiness.  This takes all control over your energy away from you, all because you don’t obtain the knowledge due to fear.

So take this chance to look at the things you’ve avoided.  Journaling, telling a friend a truth, asking for a raise, and do it.  If you want to stick your head in the sand, get on your boxing gloves and fight instead.

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