During my workout, I heard the song Naughty Boy – Lalala. It reminded me of a chapter of my book The Principle of Duality – The Duality within different Characteristics. In this chapter, I write amongst others about ignorance and other characteristics which have a negative touch. Hearing that word most people might think of negative intolerant behavior. Actually, it simply is a characteristic that too often appears in a negative way.
Of course not being interested in anything that differs from what we do or think (or have thought and done all life long) is a very unhealthy way of being ignorant. It prevents us from learning and from widening our horizons. It keeps us from seeing things from a different perspective and therefore from getting ideas to solve problems. It also may keep us from new visions since we do not allow any inspiration. Inspiration is the gentle touch from the outside that keeps our imagination in motion.
But there are always two ways of living Ignorance. As much as it can keep us from developing, it can also be a very helpful tool for our development. I often write about: Be, who you feel you want to be. Nobody can make you think or do anything unless you agree. Even Buddha said: Don’t believe anything you hear or see, not even what I tell you unless you identify yourself with it.
Ignorance is important. Because we don’t ignore enough we often tend to make ourselves a slave to other people’s expectations, of our surroundings, of society, of culture, our history, and so much more. Because of not being ignored at the right time, people are being abused and treated like doormats. Or since they believe what others tell them about who they are, they get self-doubted and depressed, because it doesn’t match their picture of themselves. But they ignore their own feeling rather than the opinion of others. This way not ignoring is also unhealthy!
Ignorance is important when used at the right time. When you start something new listen to other people’s advice, but ignore them as soon as they get in the way of your project. You are a profoundly loved being, ignore any comment that says anything different. You are a worthwhile and important part of this whole game, ignore anyone that says anything else.
As I always say: Only the individual itself knows and feels what’s right or wrong for themselves. Only the individual knows and feels where the next step has to be made – or if they want to pause for a while. Only the individual knows and feels their individuality. Ignore any statement that puts you in a bucket of generality!
Ignore anything that feels weakening. Only what feels strengthening is a match to who you are and to where you need to go.
Ignore everything that does not match YOU!
In Love and Light!