In this world, you will find the bad, the good, and the wise, but it may not be easy to distinguish them or separate one from the others. The explanation is that we all are inherently good, bad, and wise. Over the years, through our uniquely different life experiences, we may have become more of one and less of the others. No matter what, we all have the bad, the good, and the wise in our nature; and the essence of our nature is derived from how we think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “The ancestor to every action in the physical world is a thought.” In other words, wisdom comes from the mind: how you think, and how you perceive and react to your thought. Wisdom is different from knowledge in that a knowledgeable person may not necessarily be wise, and by the same token a wise person does not have to be knowledgeable. Wisdom has much to do with how you interpret your own life experiences and then how you apply them to your everyday life and living. It is your profound understanding of your true self and your perception of how you are interconnected with others. In other words, true wisdom is your profound understand of who you really are, and not what you wish you were, and your perception of the interconnection between you and others. With that wisdom, you will become a better person.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau