Wisdom is the combination of knowledge and experience, thinking and feeling, head and heart, theory and practice. What else? Knowing when to keep quiet, open your mouth or a combination of both. It is simple and complex at the same time. Wisdom alley covers this subject in its own, unique way: Mine. 😉 ‘Wisdom alley’ takes you through some stages of life concerning ‘wisdom’. Surely enough, you can always leave a comment.
The wisdom of a baby consists of crying when it needs something, like (breast)milk, a proper diaper change or a loving cuddle. However, it’s not always the case that it needs something. I thought it to be a possibility that they can’t see very well for some time, to get some time to get used to this physical world outside of the womb. The first month, it sees sharp contrasts the best; The second month it starts to see more details; The third month it starts to see colours and angles, etcetera. There’s more wisdom to take in. Life’s simple, worth a giggle and more. Take a look at www.care.com.
A toddler has a different kind of wisdom: It’s more aware of the surroundings, action-reaction, still lives in contact with ‘the other world’, or if you don’t believe in it, I could say: they still have a lot of fantasy, which forms their perception of their day-to-day life. Nevertheless, they are aware of underlying tension. They can get confused by what they experience in their inner world, full of fantasy, and the world around them. Their focus is still most of the time in their spiritual world.
You probably know what else I could write, so I named this paragraph ‘etcetera’. I don’t want to bore you. You can learn from babies, toddlers and children in general, just by watching them and listening to them carefully. You might have tendencies, so normal to you, that you don’t notice them anymore. The child does, without a problem, by nature, of its own and when it spends enough time with you, they become part of their habits as well. Little do they know consciously, by and large, that they sense a lot more than you might think.
Are you an adult and do you use all of your experiences wisely, for fun, to keep balance in whatever area in your life you can think of, so you thrive? Do you use what you know by thinking and by feeling? Well, let’s look closer at this topic. There are two kinds of feelings: one as a result of how you think and one as a result of your instincts, your deeper knowledge and your gut feeling. Those two kinds of emotions can conflict with one another quite severely. Both can be right, and that might make you even more confused.
Try to listen to both of them as long as you feel calm. When you calmly ‘listen’ to both voices, not pushing one of them away, you’ll start to get used to finding the space in the middle, where both can take place. Both your head and your heart(feeling) can be used and integrated. That brings harmony, and you’ll create a ‘wisdom alley’.
Make it simple,