Monday, March 12, 2012

"secret" to life and contentment

Would you rather always know the truth or remain blissfully ignorant sometimes?

There was  a time in my life, when I wanted to always know the truth.
That would have been when I felt more in control of my life.
Also, as I was new to many experiences, I had the need to know all that I could about everything.

Now that I've reached a certain level of maturity, I'm not so concerned with knowing the truth about all the things that were once so important to me.
Once I learned the "secret" to life and contentment, the worldly things were not as important.

Now I'm learning to accept not having all the answers.
Being in limbo or a state of unknowing is peaceful, if you let it be.
I'm envious of those who have lived most of their lives in a blissful state of ignorance.
It leaves you fresh and light, not so weighed down and tarnished from the truth.


  1. Right now, lying back on the sofa after a long day, I think I agree with you completely! But by morning, I'll probably be back into my "want to know the truth" mode. It can be exhausting!

  2. Yes, the time of day has an effect on how inquisitive I am about "the truth" also!

  3. I usually like to be in control but not that I read these I see what you mean. There are too many things that are too much a burden to know. I wish I could forget about some of the tragedies that have happened like 911 but it is impossible. They do weigh heavily on my heart.


    1. I'm so glad you "got" what I meant! Yes, sometimes I think the saying "ignorance is bliss" is not such a bad thing. I agree, so many terrible things that happen, that can weigh you down emotionally. I'm still learning how to determine what is in my control, or my responsibility, and what isn't. I have been able to "throw out" some of that heavy "baggage" I was carring around, that wasn't really mine, and whew, it made my load much lighter!