(Lama Surya Das)
Yes! Wisdom is what so many of us are searching for, longing for. Wisdom is what keeps us exploring and keeps us curious. Sometimes the journey feels like an ache in our soul and other times it's as if heaven opens up with brilliant light. The most fascinating and powerful aspect of wisdom is that it comes from within. We might be led by books, teachers and other outside sources but the moment we uncover a truth from deep in our consciousness, we resonate on a whole new level. For me, there is nothing more moving that watching the face or hearing the voice of someone who suddenly "gets it", whatever "it" might be.
Wisdom is liberating. It lifts the cloak of frustration, anger, shame, sadness. It unlocks the mystery of stubborn defiance and helpless submission. Wisdom gets us up out of our chair. It reveals to us the secret that has held us hostage.
Wisdom might be knowing once and for all why we sabotage our best chances in life; why we push away people we love; why we punish ourselves mercilessly. Wisdom gives us hope, points us to our future, opens up possibilities.
Wisdom is my passion. My life's work ... as a coach, spiritual mentor, retreat facilitator. Wisdom is where I focus my attention when I'm not distracting myself. And ultimately, distracting myself is what ignites my passion for inner wisdom. I get it.