Sunday, April 3, 2011
April 3: Be Wise
I've been thinking a lot today about wisdom. According to Wikipedia, "Wisdom is a deep understanding and realizing of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to choose or act to consistently produce the optimum results with a minimum of time and energy." Or in other words, it is not merely to have intelligence, but to apply that knowledge in making our decisions. This can apply to all aspects of our lives- relationships, financial, health, spiritual. Imagine if, when we were faced with a decision, we took a moment to reflect, to draw on our reservoirs of experience, knowledge, and observations, and to then make a decision. Surely, our lives would be completely different, ever-rising before us an escalator of progression, rather than a set of stairs that we keep jumping up and down. (This reminds me of the "Doe, Ray, Me" song in "The Sound of Music", my fellow nerds out there will know exactly what I mean:) Through exercising wisdom, we can avoid many of the trials and temptations of life, and experience more fulfillment, peace, and happiness.
“O be wise; what can I say more?” ().