Wisdom VS Knowledge
Wisdom is richer than knowledge. It comes from deep within you. It comes from experience. You cannot reach that inner wisdom without having to extract within you the bad and yucky stuff at the bottom of your being.
When I was a kid, maybe around nine or ten, I remember looking out our car window and thinking, “what am I?, Why do I feel myself thinking and yet feel like it’s not me that is thinking?” I did not realize at that moment that I was using existentialism to uncover myself. I was letting go of the ego for a moment and noticing things from outside myself but within.
Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom
You, too, can turn inward by looking outside of yourself and speed up healing. You can learn to harness the pain of open wounds and turn it into wisdom. Use these five tips to uncover your hurt and turn it into wisdom.
1. Learn To Disconnect From The Pain
Often the lessons are made worse by the way we connect to them. We take lessons and make them part of our being, they are us, and we are them. But lessons are just a happenstance that occurred and nothing to do with us at a deeper level. You must learn to see the lesson as a wave and not as part of your being. To do this, take the pain and look at it as if it is happening to someone else. What would you say to the other person experiencing the lesson? What else can you say that might help that person to disconnect from the pain and begin to see the bigger picture?
2. Don’t Rush Healing; Take Your Time
Healing comes after you learned to disconnect from the pain and begin to see it was an experience and should not be taken permanently with you. But to heal from it, you have to take your time with the lesson. You must not fight the anxiety and discomfort you are going under; let it come up organically and freely. It would be best if you neither fought it nor enjoyed it.
3. Ponder The Lesson
While in the pain of learning a lesson, you need to process the occurrence. Bring it forward and talk to a therapist, friend, or confidant. Processing helps to make sense of the situation that happened to you. Coupled with the above suggestions, processing can speed up the acceptance of the lesson. I can tell you from experience if you don’t process the pain, the pain will return to attempt once more to teach you the lesson.
4. Don’t Fight It; Flow With It
The lesson brings on anxiety from released trauma, so take the time to do healing stuff such as walks, showers, crying, or laughing. Take good care of the body as the energy from the wounds flows through and out of you. Going on a car ride or alone stay-cation is a great way to allow your energy to return on its own.
5. Lessons Come And Go, But Wisdom Remains
When you think you have reached a happy state and life returns to normal, don’t be surprised to see another wounded lesson arrive. Don’t fight the new opportunity to let go of old trauma. That is what lessons are for, to come and teach us something about ourselves we forgot. Lessons that, once we get, will make us happier and lighter. With each new lesson remains a new insight into our souls.
I believe that lessons follow us from one life into another; they leave an imprint on our energy. But we are here in this life to heal as much as we can so we can live life fully awake and present. Don’t dread the lessons that come, instead ride them graciously, and presently, it will teach us what we need to learn. It’s up to us if that lesson is gentle or dreadful, whether it flows or becomes thick and tangled.
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