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I Have Only Come Here Seeking…

 

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h3>”The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
β€” Stephen Hawking

 

Save me from surety. It is so easy to ‘know’ things. We decide that the universe is a given way and immediately it conforms to our view. Anyone who thinks differently is either foolishly wrong or mendaciously evil. Very little will happen in contradiction to our world view that we cannot explain away or ignore until it goes away. When contradictions arise that are too difficult to explain or ignore, we can distract by pointing out what someone else is doing wrong. If we cannot see any evident wrong-doing, we can invent it and add it to our body of knowledge. We can become so busy pointing out wrongdoers that soon we will never have to explain anything and our ‘knowledge’ of the universe will remain pristine.
At least during my more cynical times, that is how the world appears.
Blessings, G

 

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The Unmapped LabyrinthThe UnMapped Labyrinth by G A Rosenberg

 

Reality BubbleReality Bubble by G A Rosenberg

 

Coat of ArmsCoat of Arms by G A Rosenberg

Surrendering Ignorance

β€œThe greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
― Stephen Hawking

 

Ignorance is a difficult thing to admit to. So often when we find ourselves in conversation with others and they start talking on a subject we know little about we feel the need to claim more knowledge than we have. I have missed out on much by doing this. There is so much out there on so many subjects that even in our areas of interest it is all but impossible to know everything. Ignorance is not a crime. I am ignorant of many many things and hopefully I am gaining greater courage with time to admit my ignorance. It seems that pretending to know or understand something when I don’t may be the easiest way to hold on to ignorance that I can think of. Even when I do know something, I may not grock it from the perspective of the person I’m speaking to. By being open to all and treating each person as my teacher I can only learn.
Blessings, G

 

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Peacock's FuryPeacock’s Fury by G A Rosenberg

 

Indigo PulseIndigo Pulse by G A Rosenberg