I do not consider myself as being really wise. I have a lot of book-learning (and know all sorts of useless trivia), but I find that sometimes, I am foolish, and it is embarrassing.
Solomon asked God for wisdom. I wish I could ask for the same quality.
So I ask all you Inward Questors to play God, and tell me what is at the heart of gaining wisdom.Is wisdom a combination of qualities? Or is it simply something you learn from experience- although it seems to me that some people never do. So what is the key?
I had to laugh when I read your question last night. Do you know how many questions you answered on IQ?? How many karma points do you have? How many of your answers were appreciated? Don't you see how valuable your insight is? Isn't Wisdom also insight or a big part of it? Intuition plays a part in wisdom. Aren't you intuitive? Have you forgotten about "Women's Wisdom"; which also comes with age. Stop selling yourself short.
Simple answer - wisdom comes with age. Aren't you a thousand times wiser than you were when you were 20? Wiser than last year? Keep living & learning..
HOW??? Continue what you are doing.. You are on the right path. Lead a full life and as you do, you learn valuable life lessons & experiences you can share. Your quest for knowledge, asking questions & communicating are necessary tools to gain wisdom. As important if NOT more so - is the ability to listen. One tends to learn a lot more when they do NOT speak. Be still.. Listen...
answered 10 Feb '12, 03:50
I agree Jai that wisdom can never be gleaned from any book or teaching, the best they can do is steer you in the right direction to the only source of wisdom which always resides within. I think wisdom only begins to surface when we give up the need to be right thus leaving us open to receive insights and inspirations that were not previously within our state of awareness.
Expanding our awareness by becoming observers of our own life experience allows the wisdom within to grow and develop and become a knowing source within our own being that we can always tap into when the need arises. To access this source of wisdom we really do need to just quieten our mind and ask ( as Liam so rightly pointed out in his comment ) and listen ( as ele so rightly pointed out ). If we're willing to get quiet enough and trust what comes forth that wisdom or knowing is always readily available but our own little minds don't always agree with the wisest answer :)
answered 10 Feb '12, 17:19
by being aware first know your self and know others. walk on the razor edge. experience and enjoy.
how can you love other has yourself if you do not know yourself?
Jesus said: Blessed is the man who knows in what part the robbers are coming, that he may rise and gather his [domain] and gird up his loins before they come in.
answered 09 Feb '12, 03:48
The person is fool who considers himself a wise one.No body is perfect.Books can not make a person wise.However,wisdom comes through run and trials and experiences of life.Put your knowledge into practice and find out your own truths.Prayer for wisdom is a good practice.Here i would suggest Joseph Murphy's Books "Cosmic power within you" and "Dynamic power of your mind".
answered 09 Feb '12, 05:19
If Solomon ask God for wisdom, Why can't you ask God. Since you are God it should be no problem.
What is wisdom? Yes it is knowing a lot, but, it's what you do with your knowledge.
Knowledge plus right action equals wisdom.
We have all heard of the math genius that couldn't win in the casino. This because he put his knowledge to the wrong task
Great Blessings!!! Once again I'm never sure if you really want answers to you questions. I know you already know these answers.
answered 10 Feb '12, 20:59
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