What Do You Pretend Not To Know?

Do you realize that what you pretend not to know is getting in the way of all that is possible for you?  We often leave things in the back burner in indecision, waiting and waiting for the answer to come or for it to go away.  We pretend not to see the “RED SIGNS” that tell us to not go ahead with something.  We pretend that we are not hurt so show up angry.  We pretend that we are happy.  We pretend that everything is OK.  We pretend to not know things or notice things.  We pretend that we are victims when we clearly know we are responsible.  I could go on and on and on over everything that we tend to pretend.  But let’s be honest, is it serving you or anyone?  Avoiding what is and not accepting what is holds us hostage.  Not making decisions is a cloud hanging over your shoulder tiring you out to exhaustion.  We are always at choice and noticing what you are pretending not to know could be the beginning of a new life.  Might sound silly, but try it!  See what happens.  What would your life be like if you took risks more often and trusted yourself that you can figure things out along the way.  What if you stopped ignoring the “RED SIGNS”, you would no longer sabotage yourself in that way.  What if you just allowed your self to experience sadness and hurt, there would be one less angry person in this world.  What if you would start making decisions, you would have peace of mind and everything would fall in place.  You can pretend with others but ultimately you have to live with you.  You are the one who lives with all this pretending.  I am challenging you.  Write down all the things that you have been pretending not to know.  Then really be with it.  How has this been serving you and how has it been holding you back?  More importantly, who is paying the prices?  Please Share.  I would love to hear what you have learned from this experience.


  1. This is a good point. I often find myself to be overly optimistic. However, it is quite often due to ignoring the “red signs” as you put it. I think learning to deal with adversity is a much better approach. kudos!

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