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 uneducated. 

In my experience, when people say ignorance is bliss to me, it's because of my outlook on life. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and have compassion for their circumstances. Some people believe my perspective 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 for Jesus.

It is a fact that we all make mistakes, yes? Except for 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, 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 wrong 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 makes us feel good. It's all about habitual behavior. 

Successful people are confident and optimistic. They are focused on what's right, and they are about the business of enjoying life.

Insecure people are uncertain because they are focused on what's wrong, and you know it because they are always complaining and criticizing others and themselves. You will feel bad if you are focused solely on what's wrong.

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 people's lives, and in the environment in which he or she stands. That is not normal; it's adolescent behavior when we should 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, and nobody would be following laws or going to work daily to help this world function as well as it does. 

If the world wasn't functioning correctly, 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 that if you are primarily complaining about and criticizing others and life, it may be a stressful life for you naively. Our thoughts and what we think about develop 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 terrible. You can choose to focus on the many things that are good and right rather 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 Stanfill 

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