Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Friday, May 10, 2002
are very Wise
We simply don't give ourselves enough credit for what we
know. Often, we assume that if we know something everyone
must know. Not true. The only way we can know something
is to have experienced it in some way and we have all had
different experiences. Common sense is only common once
we have had that experience. We are not born knowing. Time
teaches us much of what we call common sense. The more time
we have on this planet the more common sense we accumulate.
Part of becoming wise is becoming comfortable with ourselves.
Being wise isn't being arrogant or trying to put others
down with our knowledge. Being wise is a feeling of knowing
that you know and that you are willing to share that wisdom
with others. Or not. Being wise also means we know when
others are open to our wisdom and when they are not. Remember
that wisdom comes from experience. Many people prefer to
obtain their own wisdom through their own experiences.
Know that you know and be proud of the wisdom you have
obtained through the years. You have a lot to offer. Be
comfortable with your wisdom. Be willing to share it with
those who are open to it. Be wise enough to know when someone
is not open to what you have to offer.
A fun journal exercise is to create your own personal wisdom
pages. Each week write down the wisdom that you have gathered
that week. You could also have a section for life wisdom
that you have gathered along the way. Eventually, you may
even want to create a book of your personal wisdom to pass
on to your family and friends.
What makes you wise?
Wisdom = Time + Experience
+ Willingness to learn
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he
bites off more than he can chew." Herb Caen
"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." Francis
"A short saying oft contains much wisdom." Sophocles