Source: Wisdom | Dr David G Benner
‘I would suggest that, grounded in a deep awareness of the sacredness and interconnectedness of everything in existence, wisdom is living in alignment with the creative Spirit of Wisdom who inhabits all of creation and who is our truest and deepest self. Much more than information or even knowledge, wisdom is a way of living that involves every aspect of our being. It is learning to access the wellbeing and wholeness that comes through participation in God’s transformational agenda of cosmic whole-making.’
Wisdom is bright and does not grow dim . . . and is found by those who look for her. — Wisdom 6:13
Wisdom is not the gathering of more facts and information, as if that would eventually coalesce into truth. Wisdom is a new, different way of seeing and knowing the “ten thousand things”. I suggest that wisdom is precisely the freedom to be truly present to what is right in front of you. Presence is wisdom! People who are fully present know how to see fully, rightly, and truthfully. Continue reading “Richard Rohr on Wisdom as Pure Presence”
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Courtesy of my WV colleague, Marla Grassi)
Un rege avea un fiu destept si curajos. Ca sa-l pregateasca pentru a infrunta viata, il trimise la un batran intelept.
– Lumineaza-ma: ce trebuie sa stiu in viata?
– Vorbele mele se vor pierde precum urmele pasilor tai pe nisip, dar o sa-ti dau totusi cateva sfaturi. In drumul tau prin viata vei intalni trei porti. Citeste ce scrie pe fiecare dintre ele.
O dorinta mai puternica decat tine te va impinge sa le urmezi. Nu incerca sa te intorci, caci vei fi condamnat sa retraiesti din nou si din nou ceea ce incerci sa eviti.
Nu pot sa-ti spun mai mult. Tu singur trebuie sa treci prin asta, cu inima si cu trupul.
Acum du-te! Urmeaza drumul acesta drept din fata ta.
Continue reading “Cele trei porti – o parabola”