Ignorance is Not Bliss

Ignorance is Not Bliss

Dependent on who you ask

Image taken in Peru by author

Caught in the middle of life’s ebb’s and flow, not of the natural sort but human-made right versus left mentality.

Those holding balance at the tipping point watched with judging eyes; accusations fly as if they are hiding behind ignorance of life events.

Contrary to popular belief, it is quite the opposite, for a higher awareness of good mad perceptual evil exists to these. Too busy carrying water and chopping wood to keep the others quenched and warm in a peaceful embrace.

Oh, how they continue throwing rotten tomatoes whilst they are the ones ignoring opposition and the balance of life’s natural flow.

Monie in the middle, where she at, in the middle keeping balance and pulse of all there is.

~Ani Po

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I sat with this for a few days, allowing thought to mingle with other thoughts as to what this means to me.

In my younger years, I was an extremist, from one side of the spectrum to the next, up and down the roller coaster of emotions and feelings. Since thirteen years ago, while taking a leap of faith into the unknowing of things, I have remained in the middle of the pack, one foot in and one foot out, keeping the balance between both sides of the spectrum.

It can be difficult dealing with others and relating to when they are on the roller coaster ride of ups and downs as I once was. I get it, I understand, but I no longer have to get on the ride.

With this, it is very easy for others to accuse me of ignoring life’s real truths. On the contrary, I am aware of the pain, suffering, and even the joyous events happening-I merely do not choose to get on the ride of pain and misery.

No longer seeking joy, instead creating happiness in every breath of my day. I am not perfect, and this journey is far from over, so I always have room for improvement. The old saying ignorance is bliss, I feel, is reserved for those on the extreme sides of that roller coaster ride as it travels up and down, hitting high points and lows. Ignorance is not bliss; it is where I remain, holding space for others to join in deeper possibilities of seeing the Canvas of Life as a whole or holy event for the embracing.

Thank you

 for a month long challenge, stretching my brain a little further, from lyrics to layout of poetry, this 30 day poetry challenge was enjoyed.

30 Day Poetry Challenge

A challenge you can do anytime.


Much gratitude for those who take time to read, ponder, and allow the inner workings of self to come forward. Grateful for the feedback, love shared, and more importantly, the Dance with Inspiration. Deep Peace.

Joseph Lieungh

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Grounding Desires in Reality

Grounding Desires in Reality

Vice or special treat

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Ungrounded, airy-fairy at the least
crystals screaming at me, specificity of features remaining unknown
meditation turning tricks, inner call-boy burning fits
would much rather sip on the nectar of agave’s bosom
neatly pouring three fingers as our measuring stick
bowing to the spirits, entering trance-like fixation
onto voided space, never witnessed, called upon
undiscovered territorial beast puffing at sight.
Fusing with and collaborating amidst
mapacho from deep in the heart of the jungle, hand-picked
blessed by Great Mother, kissed by lineages dating back before time;
smokey Joe giving the nod, quietly sitting under the maple tree
deeper into the cosmic undoing, relearning ancient tongues
speaking, singing harmonious and vibrational tunes
gifted by the star clans people presented upon the heart.
Lest not forget a pint of our favorite frozen custard
the flavor of the day playing tricks on our psyche;
just a special treat, one day, two, then the next
now habitual, far from grounding, dirt-like magnetic pull
lower and lower vibrational frequencies
until we are cleaned out, zapped, rhythm in caffeinated intravenous.
Round and round we go, like a Ferris wheel
forward and back, non-stop till the cyclical end;
party till you puke or bound by chains of deepest desires
all these vices and trice short-lived, releasing dopamine
deeper diving meditative thought endless supplies of pleasure chemicals.
While the desires of flesh grounded for a nanosecond
the desires of spirit lasting an eternity;
Stepping into the Canvas free as a bird unbound by reality itself
no longer worrying about air or ground, for yet we are.

.~ Ani Po

So I made to Day 29 of a 30-day challenge, thank you Diana C. for this months stretching of the minds

Much gratitude for those who take time to read, ponder, and allow the inner workings of self to come forward. Grateful for the feedback, love shared, and more importantly, the Dance with Inspiration. Deep Peace.

Joseph Lieungh

Photo by Javardh on Unsplash