Pitfalls of Learning
Truly appreciate the gift which is learning. There are many things of which to learn about while being so little time left upon this realm of existence to do so. One can fret about the clock and waste more time accomplishing nothing or one can chose to dive into the large inviting pool which is plumb full of knowledge. The choice is yours to make. One can always Netflix and chill the rest of their life away if they chose to. You choice does not matter one way or another to me other than disclosing which I hope out of love for you and all the choice you do make. Ultimately, to me it does not truly matter as to whether or not I continue to breath.
One may argue the point which is whether one NetFlixes and Chills or spends ample times learning – it all matters not as we all die anyway. So why not ENJOY the time left here by Netflixing and doing what you want to, right? Again, for the sake of argument, it truly matters which not which you chose to do. Ultimately it is your choice to make and you are the only one which has to be okay with your choice and decision.
My point is to say by going the route of we all die anyway you are pretty much shutting the door on the fact there is nothing left once we do expire here in this realm. Not that I have proof otherwise to show you to sway your opinion but in my view I appreciate what is given to me each day when allowed to open my days. Understanding there is another day available to exist.
Maybe the day comes where I open my eyes and it is completely black. Maybe it’s cold. Maybe I do not open the eyes at all but continue to float in essence as my soul forever more. Maybe my eyes open one day and everything is fully different. I am not one to say but what I am to say is that by having a sense of appreciation – which, in full disclosure, I did not always have – pushes me to want to do and absorb as much as I can.
This is not done as an offering with hopes of favor – no it is no different than my showing of appreciation to anyone whom I learn from from in this realm – an honest display of love in a show of thank you for providing. Some provide knowledge while one other, God herself, provides another day here.
Should you start to gravitate towards the path of learning there is one caveat I would like to forewarn you of. Once you start learning your truth will change. What you know today will be different than which you knew yesterday. There will be moments which you will feel bad because of what you now know when compared to which you thought you knew.
Ignorance is bliss as they have said for a long time. If you want to be status quo – ignorance is the place to be and stay. It is the easiest way to exist and no different than a nest of baby robins – someone will always be there to take care of you as long as you do not take a fall out of the nest.
On the other hand, should you desire to learn you will start to become less ignorant. Before you delve too far into the hurt feelings department by thinking though saying the word ignorant while talking with you I am somehow calling you a four letter word, let me define the word as I see it.
Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. The lack of knowing. The lack of having the truth.
Stupid is knowing but not doing what is the truth.
Learning has a two prong attitude towards you. First it helps lift the veil of ignorance the more you learn. This allows you to see the truth. The more you learn the more truth you can see. While removing ignorance through learning you will be tested from time to time. To see if you are truly learning or just going through the process of going through the motions. One proves how much they are truly learning by how many stupid things they do after they are said to have learned something.
Got it? See, no offense intended. As the ball is definitely in your court as they say.
So to sum up my earlier point. As you learn you shed ignorance and start to know and see the truth. Once this starts happening, if you are any bit self aware, you may feel conflicted about what you used to know compared to what you know now. You may feel bad for doing things a certain way because now you know the truth.
Let me attempt to comfort you this way. If what you did yesterday or last year was completely done through the truth you knew at the time then everything is fine. You cannot know what you do not know. Yet, if you knew the truth and did otherwise to save a dollar or to get out of doing the correct amount of work you should feel terrible. Terrible from lying to yourself and to others.
You see, I am a giver by nature. Hence the reason the tips of fingers are numb as I write this. I too, could chose to be Netflixing and chilling but I feel it may be important to at least one other person on this planet to have the chance to read these thoughts. So I do as much as I can in order to give through love.
I digressed there for a moment to help explain that when I learned something new in the past I would literally mentally beat the hell out of myself. Stupid, stupid, stupid. And worry I did not provide the best for the person which trusted me to do. Then it occurred to me, not in a way to make an excuse or gloss over anything, but it occurred to me everything I did in the past was out of my truth. There was nothing I was intending to gimmick anyone with. There was times which that was all I knew.
Yes, I have guilt creep in once awhile upon learning something new. I think it is the nature of the beast so to speak. Yet, those guilty feelings no longer last as long as they used to because now I know the truth. I understand my heart is good and my intentions have always been out of love for another over the advancement of myself.
So please do not get frustrated when you do start down (or up) the path of learning. Or at least understand why the feelings are there. Hopefully by you reading this which I wrote will help you understand this sooner than I had to learn on my own. It took me many years to learn this of which I wrote. Do not mock, all of what I learned has been presented to you in a few hundred words making it easy to learn in order for you to spend your energy elsewhere on better things.