I want to tell you about three lines of words that I hold in great esteem:
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. __________
You master those three things and life is sorted for you. Truly. I think serenity, acceptance, courage is pretty self-explanatory, so lets talk wisdom.
Wisdom is learning from your mistakes, and everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes aren’t the deal, it’s always what you do with them.
But the lesser known - and probably more powerful - source of wisdom comes the ability to tune into this moment in time and see what it needs. Seeing what it needs you do or don’t do, as the case maybe.
In helping others, for example, sometimes they need a fish, sometimes they need you to teach them how to fish.
Being present with expectations, prepared, if necessary, to jettison any plans means you can meet the need of this moment in time.
It also means you get to live the life you were born to live, and not the life you think you should live.
Do you see the difference?
You become a source of your own wisdom and guidance. You make take inspiration and guidance from outside sources, true, but you become the expert in your own life.
Instead of waiting for permission for example, you get down and get going on that thing.
Instead of finding out what the right thing is, you learn to know that for yourself.
It’s kind of the part of growing up that we’re not taught - instead often clinging to the apron of someone else’s opinion.
And I don’t mean that in an insulting way, not at all, but stepping up and stepping free means a lot for your life, it really does.
Become the expert of your own life, get super good at being present and wise. It is the best thing you can do for yourself, and everyone around you.
Promise! And what have you got to lose?
Go well, Arjuna
PS. Here’s how to make wisdom part of every single moment. A simple, idea packed free guide: https://mailchi.mp/60dbe4ffeccf/freedom-from-thinking-so-much