Wisdom

Wisdom, by its nature, is hard to articulate. Maybe that’s the point of it. And while I can’t say exactly what it is, I do know it’s important to nurture wisdom.

There’s a saying that goes something like, “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” For me that captures the paradoxical nature of wisdom. And because it is somewhat slippery and elusive, it requires non-attachment.

If you’re interested in cultivating your own wisdom and non-attachment, you might ask yourself these questions when you find yourself overly caught up in something:

WHAT IS THE DEEPER TRUTH?

WHAT IS THE TRUTH BEYOND MYSELF?

Today, unfortunately, I’ve found myself becoming overly caught up in the swine flu drama. So I’m practicing these questions like crazy.

Life usually balances things out, though, and just in the nick of time I stumbled on a beautiful Chinese proverb that I had never heard before. I’m finding it a wise way to put everything in perspective:

DEEP DOUBTS, DEEP WISDOM; SMALL DOUBTS, LITTLE WISDOM.

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So why not start now?

2 thoughts on “Wisdom

  1. Pingback: Why Self-Help Bores Me « Why Not Start Now?

  2. Wisdom is hard to define and gain. However, the ultimate source for wisdom exist within us. We only need to listen to the silence within ourself because that’s where God speaks to us.

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