Inevitable Ignorance

I admit it – there’s a lot I don’t know.

In his book, Snow Rising, Matt Baldwin calls that state “inevitable ignorance”, and I like the sound of that. It makes me feel like I’m not alone. J

Clara, one of the characters in his book says, “Accepting our own inevitable ignorance requires a real sense of humility. It requires us to admit to others and ourselves that there is much beyond our small understanding, that we can learn all kinds of stunningly remarkable things from the most unexpected people and circumstances if we’ll just give them a chance.”

I find that the more often I look at life that way, the more open I am to new knowledge, and the more exciting life gets. The people I encounter each day might just hold the answers to questions I’ve been asking. The circumstances I find myself in might just provide the experience I need to be able to serve others better, and to find greater happiness.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Ignorance is bliss.” Whether or not you feel that is true, I do believe that accepting our ‘Inevitable Ignorance’ is the first step toward gaining true wisdom. And I want to be on that pathway.

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