Ignorance is bliss, isn’t it? I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. If you want to live your life with your head buried in the sand, then I guess you might be able to pull it off. You just might get by as clueless and happy. However, there are always two sides of every story, and life itself exists on both sides of a coin. If true, then what are you missing if you choose to stay ignorant? Even if you could manage to stay safe, and comfortable, and blissfully unaware, what are you sacrificing by doing so?
Back in the early 1980’s, The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, coined the phrase “Enquiring minds want to know.” Now, of course, their actual content offered nothing substantive that could even remotely remedy ignorance, but their slogan was spot on! To enquire means to ask and asking is a good thing. But again, the answers you’d get by reading that rag could never truly cure ignorance. Nevertheless, promoting the desire to ask was an excellent concept. And better than an enquiring mind is an inquiring mind. To inquire goes a step further than asking; it means to investigate. “Inquiring minds want to know!”
Investigation is very satisfying because revelation leads to truth, and truth naturally solves the ignorance dilemma. In the end, you will undoubtedly determine that inquiring is bliss, not ignorance! And, if you apply this tactic to your spiritual life, you will find that it is precisely those who are inquiring that God uses to do great things. Now, if that is not bliss, then I don’t know what is!
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