Sunday, March 6, 2011

Riddle me this?

How do you know wisdom when you see it/hear it? Does it just resonant with your spirit? Is that how you know?

What if the bearer isn't glamorous, or successful? And what if they don't seem to have profited from the very advice they are giving you?

How do you know when to accept advice and when to chuck it back over your shoulder?

I've noticed I am always so cynical now. I don't trust people or their words as I once did. And I suppose part of that is age and "wisdom". But I also suspect that part of it is cynicism, and I'm not sure that its necessarily healthy. But I guess that's where I'm at.

However, where I want to be is discerning, yet open. Open to wisdom, open to truth, open to the universe and it's endless possibilities.

And sometimes when I hear/receive something, I just know it is pertinent, and right, and made for me. But other times I hear myself saying, "If this is so true, why did it not work for you?" "Have you not benefited from you're own advice?"

That my friends, is cynicism....I think.

Because, really, aren't the sum of our mistakes, the very instruments of our wisdom? I guess they are also the loss of our credibility.

Perhaps wisdom is like pornography, you know it when you see it.

And that is, of course, if you don't have your eyes wide shut.