Friday, September 23, 2011


"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." --- Marcel Proust

That's a good quote and I like it.

Wisdom comes to a person who takes his journey with an open mind and a believing heart to truths unfolding down the road for his benefit and education. Than armed with this he acts towards keeping the Light shining for the next traveler or travelers coming after him.

May your own journey be blessed with God's light and peace.


  1. "You can read to gain knowledge, but you have to seek to gain wisdom,"

    This is what Ardriana CahillOn says on knowledge vs Wisdom

    "Knowledge is but the messenger that calls you to wisdom, but it is not wisdom. One can gain knowledge, but one does not seek wisdom - one meets it when one often least expects it and recognizes it as kindred. Knowledge puts us in the way of wisdom, but wisdom is experiential; it is a truth one recognizes in the external world that already resides in the internal one. One cannot *learn* wisdom - one must awaken it. Knowledge gives you the tools but never mistake the tools for the treasure. I find that most religions preach the tools and talk wisdom to death trying to reduce it for swift and easy consumption. Shun this habit. Kahlil Gibran said that height and depth are nearer to each other than the mid ground. Do not be mislead - there are no fast-food outlets for wisdom. Simplicity is best understood as we find the endless connections in complexity. Simplicity cannot be found in one prophet, one book, one religion or one school of study. It is found in all of life by learning from everything - people, books, experiences, pain and pleasure, this age and ages past. My father once said that people can learn from anything, even off of the back of a can of peas.

    To seek wisdom outside oneself is to isolate oneself from the divine within and isolate oneself from all those people who have experienced the divine within themselves. It is a very different thing to say you believe the divine in all things and actually experience this to be true. It is a very different thing to say you accept the divine in you while you continue to treat yourself as subservient to divinity."

  2. Nice. Thanks for sharing. Hope your day is going well, KP.

  3. I totally agree with you and your choice of quote.
    One can easily make out, by the way they speak, by their attitude, and generally by the way they move in this world, that they are wise.
    There is something that makes you talk with them easily, and we also know tat while they are listening to us, they are also learning from us, isn't it wonderful?
    Have a nice day!

  4. Welcome, Rama! :-)

    I agree a 100% -- "There is something that makes you talk with them easily, and we also know tat while they are listening to us, they are also learning from us, isn't it wonderful?" Wonderfully wonderful!! Lols! :-)

    Thank you for your lovely visit.
    Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Ellen,

    Wisdom comes with experience which includes watching others stumble and learning not to make same mistakes.

    Take care

  6. .. and if we make mistakes, it behooves us not to repeat it nor be crushed by it but learn from it. Thanks, Jack.


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