‘You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom.’ –Robert Elliott Gonzales
‘Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.’ –Jimi Hendrix
‘To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom.’ – Bertrand Russell
‘An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.’ –Evan Esar
‘Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.’ –Austin O’Malley
‘Wisdom is the daughter of experience.’ –Leonardo Da Vinci
‘Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.’ –Bertolt Brecht
‘Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.’ –Samuel Taylor Coleridge
‘Knowledge is proud that he has learn’d so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.’ –William Cowper
‘Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions.’ –Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Which of these was the winner for you? Which is the one you remember right now? And you: do you have Wisdom? Of those you know, who do you consider wise? What could you learn from them?
Now, as we’ve found a few times, it’s good to test the practices to make sure we get what we want in reality as well as imagery. The good news is, in recent years the neuroscientists have discovered that the neural cortex doesn’t distinguish between fantasy and reality. That’s pretty reassuring when you think of all the visualization techniques in the self-development books written long before that discovery!
Obviously you can test things in reality, but it’s great to test them in imagination so you can Be Prepared!
Let’s try it out. Remember a time when you felt absolutely wonderful. Think about something irresistible. Double the size of the image. Turn up the volume. See how strong you can make the feeling. Think about the future, on your timeline, when you are going to do something. Put the thing you are going to do on your timeline, where it makes sense that you are going to do it, and squeeze the trigger!
Now imagine some disaster occurring. See the disaster in all its horror, the worst possible scenario. Hear the sounds of disaster, feel the feelings in your gut.
How would you react? How would you respond? How would you cope? Be honest with yourself. Imagine it’s real.
What are you learning from this?
‘My life has been full of disasters most of which never happened.’ Michel de Montaigne
Next: Y is for YES!
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