half faceWe need to abandon the idea that wisdom is knowing everything—the whys, the wherefores, the how-to’s. Wisdom is often more subtle, both far simpler and exceedingly more complex. For wisdom requires the discerning, the listening to, the acknowledgement of nudges and notions, of senses and sensations, of the minute and what we often mistakenly assume is the mundane. Wisdom means listening to the still, small voice, the whisper that can be easily lost in the whirlwind of busyness, expectations, and conventions of the world.

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours,…that is wisdom.

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.

6 thoughts on “Wisdom

  1. Judex

    Hi Kate,
    You are quite right.
    Is Wisdom and Common Sense the same thing ?  I have always focussed on Common Sense ! 
    Kate, keep inspiring us.
    judex xxxxx

  2. Isabelle

    Stop everything and listen to this little voice deep inside that seems to show us the way and so often contradicted by logic and calculations.
    I’ve always thought that Wisdom came with time and experience. That it can’t be passed to youth, for yputh always want to have it’s own experience of life and create it’s own Wisdom.
    Will have to ponder on this new approach….
    Take care,
    Take care!

  3. Kenneth

    I sometimes hear the echo The pattern of my cry I sometimes feel the pulling From a sound that’s deep inside Quiet are the whispers And silent are my eyes No one hears but me That little voice inside…


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