Joe Kou 5/3/2012
Here I am looking at the point of “ignorance is bliss” which has existed as an excuse and justification in this world for many many years and has been one of the key points that has allowed the proliferation of abuse and atrocity within this world because the living of this statement “ignorance is bliss” whether a person is consciously aware of living this statement or not, is creating a false reality bubble in which those in a position within the current world who have access to money and are able to purchase and maintain private bubbles of alternate realities are the very manifestation of this 'bliss' while the rest of the world are simply disregarded and ignored as the IGNORANCE part of this “bliss” equation.
So here I am going to break the point down as I deconstruct how I see and experience this point of “ignorance is bliss” within the world.
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Firstly, the kind of 'bliss' that one is able to have is only able to exist if there is it's opposite – so if bliss is a state of pleasure, of calm, of serenity, then there must exist in this world the reality of displeasure, of stress, of chaos. We can see this very easily manifested in the world wherein those who have money are able to have 'bliss' and represent the “BLISS” part of the equation because they have the luxury of being IGNORE-ANT – they have the luxury to ignore the actual cost of their lifestyle and the suffering of untold billions on this planet and regard them as ANTS to be stepped on without consideration as if they weren't even there to begin with – while at the other side of the equation we have those who are the IGNORED – the billions on this planet who have their lives completely locked downand suppressed due to the current setup of the economic and monetary system which has been designed specifically to allow those with money to ignore those who do not, and to force those without money to work and be slaves and produce the very bubbles that allow the elite to entertain themselves in their private heavens. (A great interview is available on http://eqafe.com that speaks on this point of how 'positivity' is never an effective counter to the 'darkness' within self - Check it out )
The “bliss” that is able to be had by the elites of the world who have money and are able to simply purchase their survival and comfort and safety can only exist as long as the bubble is maintained – as long as the money that is used to secure these alternate realities of safety and comfort remains the primary force within this reality, those with money will always ignore the plight and suffering of those without – because it is really like two different worlds – two entirely different dimensions that do not cross each other and yet depend on each other and form a relationship of polarity in which one cannot exist without the other.
The rich and the elite will likely never experience the suffering and hardship of having to survive without money and having to either be a wage slave or resort to crime and/or violence in order to obtain the necessary resources for survival, and those who are ignored in the world system will likely never have access to infrastructure or support that will allow them to better themselves, educate themselves, and be able to produce a better standard of living beyond slavery or lawlessness – because in order for the bliss to exist – in order for those with money to keep their illusionary reality – those without money must never be allowed to have the same access or the same quality of life because that would threaten the value and power of money – and if the value and power of money is ever thrown out of balance then the entire world system that has been built by money would essentially collapse and will have to face the harsh reality that all that has ever existed as that bliss – as that world of comfort and luxury – has been a terrible lie that has come at an inexcusable cost to the quality and dignity of life not just for the human beings who were the IGNORED, but for environment and the entire infrastructure of the world that has equally been IGNORED for the sake of keeping the 'bliss' alive for those who were able to afford it.
Therefore no real 'bliss' has ever existed in this world – all that has existed has been a system that generates the illusion of comfort and security while masking and hiding the cost of that lifestyle from those who can afford it, and externalize the cost onto those who do not have any money at all and yet are made to suffer and work and be slaves to the system that ensures their continued servitude and suppression so that the rest of humanity is able to maintain it's bubble, protected and kept safe from the abuse.
Who I am within “Ignorance is Bliss”
Within my own life I have lived this very point of ignorance wherein I did not actually consider the COST of the kind of lifestyle I have access to and concerned myself instead with only the PRICE – as in how much money it would take for me to buy a certain kind of luxury – not ever taking into consideration the time, the resources, and the lives of countless billions who will be affected by my continued participation in this economic setup and not caring because I do not have to see them, I do not have to face them, I do not have to explain to them in person why so many of them do not have access to toilets or fresh water or basic medical supplies or even access to a basic education while I am able to take all of these things for granted because I have access to money and they do not – thus I have lived in deliberate IGNORANCE of the massive problem that is here in our reality and how I have been a contributor to the abuse and suffering that is here as I pursued my own happiness and individuality and at all COSTS sought to maintain my bubble of bliss so that I never had to see the actual world or the abuse and suffering that exists because of the lifestyle that I am demanding yet refusing to give to others.
All of this because of the current setup of our money system and the failure to recognize reality due to how extensively we have been sheltered and 'protected' from our consequences through the use and abuse of the money system which was supposed to be a system used for our convenience but has instead become the very masters of our own reality – because as one looks deeper within this point of “ignorance is bliss” we miss out on the fact that even those of us we are fortunate enough to have access to “bliss” because we have access to money are STILL victims of the ignorance of the ruling elites who have absolutely NO regard for life or for our betterment but require that we accept our “bliss” and be thankful for our opportunity to exploit the rest of the world and keep the rest of the world as our slaves. We are also IGNORED by those who benefit from our labor and from our participation in this system in which we must continually purchase and consume and drive up more and more demand and use up more and more resources and IGNORE more and more humans who must suffer for our “bliss”.
NONE OF THIS IS NECESSARY – and it is an eventuality that reality will burst the bubble that is currently created by money and the abuse of money – it is an eventuality that this system no longer be able to function as the last reserves of resources and slaves are used up and the bubbles are no longer properly fed and maintained by the constant flow of money which we already see falling apart and buckling in the world system.
Thus I begin with ending within myself the point of “ignorance is bliss” and establish a new foundation for myself as I walk this life and commit myself to bringing forth an ACTUAL bliss that is able to be lived and expressed by ALL – and does not require IGNORANCE as part of the equation.
Self Forgiveness on the point of “Ignorance is Bliss”
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to speak the words “ignorance is bliss” without taking into full consideration the consequences of living that statement and the kind of world that results when we as human beings ignore what is here in order to see only our own versions of reality and to exist in personal bubbles.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to live the statement “ignorance is bliss” when I have money and am able to purchase my bliss and have the luxury of being able to ignore the actual conditions of life that billions are currently having to face each day due to beings living the statement “ignorance is bliss” as though being ignorant of what is here absolves a person from responsibility.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to participate in a system in which those with money are able to purchase and maintain a personal bubble of bliss and to never question or challenge the validity of this bliss when the physical world reflects a reality that is far from bliss in any way and is in fact self-destructing and diminishing life in every way.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to hear the phrase 'ignorance is bliss' and to accept that phrase as part of my acceptances and allowances and to believe that if I ignore a problem it will simply 'not exist' and eventually somebody else will take care of it or it will just 'sort itself out' when that which is here is ALREADY HERE and will not go away like magic and will remain here until we face and direct that is here.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to suppress within me all of the points that I see are abusive within this world and are not supporting us to realize who we are within oneness and equality and to 'go with the flow' in order to maintain my own survival and comfort and illusion of 'bliss' within my self-imposed and deliberate ignorance of consequences.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to close my eyes to this reality and run off into my own mind so that I am able to entertain myself within my own versions of reality because I have access to money and to believe that I am able to disregard and ignore the billions of human beings on this planet that are a part of the expression of ME as life and to not in any way care or consider the kinds of 'life' they must endure within the world we are currently creating.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not take into full consideration the cost of what is here and the kind of lifestyles that I participate in in terms of how it affects the lives of all and whether all are able to equally participate and have access to the things that I have access to.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that bliss is able to exist if there are those who are suffering and not able to participate or develop or expand themselves and are literally slaves within the system that are barely able to survive.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to, when I have money and do not have to worry about my next meal, take for granted the billions who are now still starving, believing that if I simply disregard them and do not look at them and focus on doing what I have to do to just support myself and get 'ahead' in the system and look after my own survival, then it is somehow justifiable to pretend that the abuse and suffering of others as myself is able to be ignored because I am apparently 'too busy'.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to separate myself from the billions who are now suffering and in desperate need of a total change within the system that will enable them to restore themselves as life and to walk within and as dignity and honor as the life that they are.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to use money as a 'buffer' between myself and poverty and having to face or deal with those who are living in poverty instead of aligning myself to do whatever it takes and use the money that is here to support myself and others to stand up and bring forth a new system that will forever end the 'ignorance is bliss'.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that nothing can be done about the situation of the world and that it would be easier for me if I just let it go and pretend that I do not see and that I am not aware of the suffering that exists even though I myself participate in the very same system of abuse each and every day and the problems of our current system are always HERE, “in my face”, because it is impossible to actually ignore.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that if I do not see something or simply suppress it deep enough, I will not have to actually deal with it or face who I am within it because it is already HERE and cannot be made “not here” and will not just go away if I refuse to look at it.
Self Forgiveness – The “Ignorance is Bliss” as addiction to ego
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to become addicted to ignorance and suppression which I have used to maintain my own version of reality as well as maintain the personalities and self beliefs that I have defined myself as.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that everything is 'fine' as long as I am getting what I want and I am directly suffering.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to employ deliberate ignorance as self-dishonesty wherein I will see a point that requires to be directed and corrected and instead of taking responsibility for the point, rather suppress the point instantly and try to busy myself with other points and distract myself and convince myself that things are okay and that I do not need to do anything about it and eventually it will 'work itself out'.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed ignorance to exist within and as me as a tactic to not take responsibility for the world that I am creating.
I see and realize that “bliss” is not real and cannot be real unless it applies for all life within what is best for all and that anything that is not aligned within what is best for all cannot possibly produce real 'bliss'.
I see and realize trying to avoid or suppress that which is happening in the world in terms of the abuse and suffering that occurs each day will not make these problems go away and that there is no way to in fact hide from the consequences of what we are doing because the consequences are already manifested HERE and will not disappear without directive correction and intervention to align the points in this world that are causing separation, inequality, and suffering.
When and as I see/notice myself in an experience of “ignorance is bliss” I stop and bring myself back HERE within the realization that ignorance is never bliss and bliss can never be real until it is here as a living expression within all life.
I commit myself to not uttering the phrase 'ignorance is bliss' or allowing that phrase to exist within me as backchat or justification.
I commit myself to stop hiding from the problems of the world or believing that things might be okay just because I have a moment of stability and have some access to money and am able to afford the luxury of my survival when billions of others cannot.
I commit myself to never settling for personal 'bliss' or the idea that things might be okay just because I am for a moment able to be comfortable. I do not rest until all are here within oneness and equality where dignity and honor is restored to ALL LIFE.
I commit myself to bring forth a world in which bliss is not lived within the private bubbles of the mind or in the private bubbles those who have money are able to afford, but rather bliss would be the manifestation of and expression of realizing that we are all here and we are one and equal – and that all deserve to exist in comfort, security, and dignity – thus 'bliss' is no longer a polarity word but simply a description of our oneness and equality recognized and lived in every way.
Self-Forgiveness - “Bliss” and it's definitions as I have lived them
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to separate myself from the word “bliss” within attaching the energetic feeling of warmth and 'comfort' and 'security' onto the word in separation.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to associate feelings of warmth and comfort and security onto the word “Bliss”.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to allow the word “bliss” to be a trigger point within me that brings up the experience of 'warmth', 'comfort', and 'security' when such points are not equal and one practical expressions in this world that all are equal within.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to live the word “bliss” as a personal and private experience within myself where I am 'fine' and everything is perfect within my idealized word because I am for a moment not having to deal with or face the actual and practical reality of what is here in the world.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to project a false and energetically based definition and picture upon the word 'bliss' and to live the word 'bliss' in separation from me.
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to associate the word “bliss” to energetic charges of feeling 'warmth', 'comfort', and 'security' that are not in fact based on practical reality but rather based on memories and experiences.
Redefining the word “Bliss”
“Bliss” - Noun
Sounding the word -
“Be Less” - Wherein one is being less than the experience one is having within the mind – where the euphoria of 'happiness' and feeling safe, secure, and comfortable in one's world becomes a mind possession and one is in such a moment of possession being LESS than life. Thus to exist in “Be-Less” is a mental delusion when the state of the world is not in fact a state of safety, comfort, or security for all one and equal.
“Bliss” does not have to be a word that is charged with a polarity – it is only when the idea of 'bliss' becomes individualized within self-interest of the mind that it becomes lived as a mental delusion where one is not in fact here looking at or working with the practical physical reality but rather is entertaining ideas of 'happiness' and personal gratification – thus creating the polarity due to separating oneself from and ignoring what is HERE.
New Definition -
- The state of oneness and equality wherein all are taken into consideration within what is best for all.
- The state of existence in which there is no conflict or abuse due to separation or disregard which allows the expression of life to exist in a context of security and comfort with the practical assistance and support of all parts of life.
- A state of existence as a whole only able to be achieved as a whole within what is best for all.
I commit myself to bring forth a world in which “Bliss” is the manifestation of and externalization of oneness and equality wherein all life is taken into consideration and the experience of bliss is not based on energetic polarities or alternate realities within the individual minds of beings.
I commit myself to do whatever it takes do ensure that “Bliss” ends as an energetic possession within the mind where one projects into or creates the feeling of 'happiness' and 'blissfulness' while in separation from the actual world that is here and not considering if the bliss one experiences is in fact a living reality in all ways.
I commit myself to point out and expose the false 'bliss' that is an impostor to the actual bliss that all life within and as existence has a 'right' to but is denied due to the extent of separation and self-interest that has been allowed to divide and disregard the inherent honor and dignity and equality of life.