Smart or Wise?ï¿½
We all have a bit of both, of course.
But which do you allow to dominate your thinking?
ï¿½ and which one do you allow to be your representative to the world?
Think of two versions of you, both sharing space in your mind; both speaking inside your head; both vying to control what you say out loud; each battling to dictate your choices and actions in the world.
S-You and W-You
We might call these two voices: the ï¿½Smart youï¿½ and the ï¿½Wise youï¿½ ï¿½ or maybe S-You and W-You.
So, we all have wisdom: the problem is how to access it ï¿½ how to hear the voice of W-You. In most of us, S-You has a loud voice.ï¿½ It shouts.
Wise you, on the other hand, tends to whisper.ï¿½ To hear it, you need to listen carefully.ï¿½ You need to turn down the volume of S-You and concentrate hard to let W-You come through.
Smart you is a familiar voice though.ï¿½ So it will take courage, as well as discipline, to turn it down.ï¿½ But you can.ï¿½ You can listen carefully:
- when you are at your most relaxed
- when you are distracted from smartness by physical activity
- when you have slept and then wake
- when you sense a persistent doubt about your intentions
- when you stop for a moment and just reflect
And when you do, you will discover your wisdom.
.. and then you will be a step further on your journey from Smart to Wise.