Human beings— we’re such funny creatures. We spend so much of our time judging ourselves and each other. When we make a mistake we see it as a fault, when we disagree we think there’s something wrong. Yet there’s a completely different way to view these challenging experiences
Life is one big school of wisdom
You see life is one big school of wisdom. We’re all wisdom seekers at our very core. We exist as part of a universe that’s in a constant state of evolving, and so of course its innate in us to want to evolve too.
Think about times when you’ve been at your happiest. It’s likely those times were either when:
- Your life was moving forward in some inspiring way
- You learnt something about yourself
How can we find our wisdom?
Life is full of contrasts and differences. If everyone was the same, with the same opinions and the same values—well life would be pretty boring.
Our differences and problems, our mistakes and challenges—these are all a good thing because these are opportunities to help us learn and grow. When we come up against disagreements with others, or make errors in our life, we can help ourselves on our journey into wisdom by asking questions such as:
- What can I lovingly learn from this?
- How can I be more accepting of myself in this situation?
- Is there a way I could treat myself, and others with more kindness?
- What do I need to say or do to honour my own value whilst still being kind to another?
Notice all these questions have love within them
Have you noticed that wise people are calm, compassionate, loving and self-nurturing? They are in the habit of asking these types of loving questions. They’ve come to understand that by tuning into the power of love, by accepting themselves and being curious about life instead of judging it, they can be happy and fulfilled.
So remember, there’s nothing wrong with the mistakes you make and the challenges you face. You’re ALWAYS moving in the right direction. Even when you get stuck: that’s just an opportunity for you to pause and reflect on your next step. Even when you mess up: that’s just an opportunity to consider what you can learn from the situation.
And then you can move on again and still be moving in the right direction towards your wisdom.
You’re doing great!