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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ignorance is NOT Bliss!

Hello! Hello! 

How are you doing? 

I pray, I pray you are having a wonderful day!

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Ignorance is bliss?"

Do you know that people have actually said that to me indicating I am ignorant? Isn't that ignorant? Just kidding, or maybe not! Ignorant is such a harsh word that it is unkind when you say it to someone. It's like calling someone stupid. I do not have any desire to be unkind so I certainly wouldn't say that to anyone, I prefer the word naive.

It's alright that people have called me ignorant in their naivete because I understand that people don't know they are being unkind or naive. 

In my experience, when people have said ignorance is bliss to me, it's because of my outlook on life. It is my tendency to give people the benefit of the doubt, and have compassion for their circumstances. Some people believe that my outlook is ignorant because they think the world is so horrible, but let's look at it a little bit and see who's naive.

It is a fact that we are all imperfect, yes? Except Jesus.

It is a fact that we all make mistakes, yes? Except Jesus.

It is a fact that we all would like to be given the benefit of the doubt, yes?

If we understand that we are all imperfect, and we all make mistakes, and we all have been given different struggles, and if we give others the benefit of the doubt, we can focus on being kind to ourselves, and others by focusing on what's right, and what's good in life.

It is naive to focus on what is bad because we unknowingly do it by habit, it makes us feel bad about life, and it is being unkind to ourselves and others.

Focusing on what's wrong in life makes us feel bad, and focusing on what's right in life makes us feel good. It's all about habitual behavior. 

People who are successful are confident, and people who are confident are focused on what's right, and they are about the business of enjoying life.

People who are insecure are insecure because they are focused on what's wrong and you know it because they are always complaining and criticizing others, and themselves. If you are focused solely on what's wrong you are going to feel bad.

Brilliance is knowing that we have the authority, power, and responsibility to our own state of confidence, i.e., faith, and happiness in life. 

It is brilliant to desire happiness!

It is brilliant to focus on creating habits of happiness by desire!

It is naive to continue to focus on what is wrong by complaining, criticizing, dramatizing, and gossiping so that one creates misery in his or her own mind, in other peoples' lives, and the environment in which he or she stands. That is not normal, it's adolescent behavior when we ought to be about adult behavior.

There are so many great people in this world, and this world is functioning beautifully. If it wasn't people would be living in chaos, no body would be following laws, or going to work on a daily basis helping this world function as good as it does. 

If the world wasn't functioning properly, we'd be living like one of the apocalyptic movies where people are eating people. (insert me lol here)

What I'm trying to say in all of this ramble is, if you are primarily complaining about and criticizing others and life it may be creating a stressful life for you naively. Our thoughts, what we think about creates feelings of safety and happiness or insecurity and misery. It's a choice if you'd like it to be.

We are creators of our reality. We are either lifting others, ourselves, and the environment in which we stand by what we do and say, or we are lowering.

To be unkind to others, yourself, and the environment is naivete. 

To be kind by focusing on the good, giving people the benefit of the doubt, and understanding we all have struggles and that's why we do what we unknowingly, or knowingly do, is brilliant. 

It's brilliant because it's God's work! 

One last thing. That person or thing that you may be focusing on what is wrong in them or it, has so much more good than the one or two things you are solely focused on that is bad. You can choose to focus on the so many things that are good and right than on the one or two things that are wrong.

Love one another! 

Love is kind!

Just something to think about. Just something to destress your behaviors, beliefs, and life a little bit.

If you want relief from feeling bad, focus on good more. All good things are from God, and when we focus on the good, we focus on God.

That is all...

Except... I love you!

Elizabeth