We 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.