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747: Intelligence is Bliss by Steve Pavlina

2017-12-27 | 🔗

Steve Pavlina shares why intelligence, more than ignorance, is bliss.

Episode 747: Intelligence is Bliss by Steve Pavlina (Mindfulness & Happiness).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/08/intelligence-is-bliss

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this is optimal living daily episode seven hundred and forty seven intelligence is bliss by sea felina see paddling dot com and i'm your host a narrator just a moloch welcome back or welcome for the first i'm happy new year simply neri blogs for you sometimes books but in any case always permission from the authors in the service optimal living daily is brought to you by active active produces audio based work created by certified person trainers available through mobile up new members get fifty percent off annual membership visit active dot com slash old that's a p d ivy dot com slash oh well de today's boast as we optimize your life intelligence is blessed by the people of steve avellino darksome ignorance is bliss is a common expression
but is it really accurate i don't think so i think is more accurate to say that intelligence is bliss when i'm ignorant about something i might be in a state of temporary contentment rest only one call it bliss what is ignorance anyway has an interest denial and disguise whenever i am to be ignorant and something supposedly takes me by surprise i'm not really that surprise because on some level i expected it to happen depends a surprise as a wake up call to stop living in i'll throughout most of my adult life i set goals that were too small for me even as some pardon me always knew i saw myself short if i remained ignorant i never i have known the incredible blessed i can only be found on the other side of fear ignorance is denied el in disguise most people are actually quite intelligent but fear and so
the conditioning terms or intelligence against itself you have two basic options for your life option one is to use your intelligence to understand yourself to understand reality and to live the most in elegant way you can fathom option two is essential for a false sense of self as below your potential create a false rio they invest all your energy in defending what you ve created my goal is how people choose option one just as i do the same myself as i wake into parts of my life that still follow option to do my best to convert them the option one the second option to where we surrender to our fears we imagine our fears as bigger than we are we shrink from them and we make ourselves her into avoid facing that painful decision but when we yourselves is bigger than our fears we empower ourselves to act in spite of fear and we seminars college to work with us rather
against us you're an extremely powerful being you cannot not be powerful but your power must go somewhere so neither fees or desires or it feeds your fears we are power fees or desires you manifest bliss when her power feeds your fears he manifest suffering ignorance is a result of feeding your power to your fears denying you ve done so in order to avoid suffering but that is the true solution because of suffering will keep boston through dial illusions this path leads to a downward spiral where he became more and more invested in defending your false position one you don't really love anyway in order to avoid facing them rose you already know what is the truth truth is that you already know what you want but you're afraid you can't have it you also oh that's what you're getting right now isn't what you desire so you pretend what you ve got is acceptable and origin
the challenge of going after what you really want you said solve and others i meant to do that do you really mean it the truth is that you can of what you want but in order to get it uses have giving your power to your fears are giving it to your desire here's what you really want most of all is to be in a state of bliss not the ignorance is bliss version but the real version where your blissful because you made your life the way you want it to be your everyday existence causes you to bless out because the so ridiculously good intelligence leads to bless i agree with those who say that blesses our natural state of being however ignorance nah bliss it is an obstacle to bless uncovering denial facing our fears is an intellectual process emotion there certainly involved pressing the grace breaks happened when we mentally get it and understand some in a new light those
aha moments move us in the direction of bliss people say that if you're really smart you can't be happy that silly you're smarter than you should be more capable of creating more happiness not less but just because you're mom doesn't mean you'll be happy you could just as easily apply or challenges to the task of creating and defending a false reality many seemingly indulge people do this when they suffer for it but their intelligence isn't the cause of that suffering their suffering is caused by the decision to feed their power to their fears instead of their desires intelligence can be a powerful positive ass when used wisely you can actually use your intelligence to reason your way out of fear we don't here what we understand we only fear what we don't understand if you understand something enough to bear to you it is a real danger you don't fear it you avoid it are you afraid of a hot stove hopefully not very smart enough to avoid touching it one hundred
and something clearly fear is unnecessary intelligence can be used as an antidote to fear if your life is full of fear denial suffering you don't understand your life well enough not to be afraid if you use your intelligence to increase your understanding and if you fully accept the truth discover along the way your gradually withdraw your power from your fears and begin feeding it to your desires the process of using your indulgence to better understand life the universe and everything is a process of fear reduction the more you understand the less you fear when you you yourself of fear you will eliminate the need for ignorance in denial and bliss is a natural result quite literally the truth shall set you free
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