We’re all born with wisdom although socialization tends to put it to sleep. We can reawaken our innate wisdom at any time because while it might be in a dormant state, wisdom is not something external we need to gain, earn or realize.
Think about the phrase, “Out of the mouth’s of babes.” Perennial bestselling books like the Old and New Testaments of the Bible recognize that young children share profound insights with us. We marvel in response, as children prove daily that wisdom comes with birth.
While we may lose touch with our wisdom throughout our lives, we don’t have to wait to be old to find it again. We awaken our wisdom by trusting our intuition. It is our intuition that helps us to adapt more quickly and comfortably to new situations and people. Both past experiences and intuition combine to strengthen wisdom—if we choose to see the past as lessons which make us less likely to make the same mistake twice.
Wise people see life as a continual education process. Additional traits include discipline, the ability to admit mistakes and learn during the process (whether we’re liking the process or not), patience, ability to roll with rejection, understanding that failure offers many lessons, and mastery of emotions.
Being honest about who we are is the first step to accessing our wisdom. The second, paraphrasing Socrates, it that true wisdom is found in knowing we know nothing. Gee, that Socrates guy sure provided generations to come with some whopper thoughts for contemplation!
This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio & my websites.