Waking Basic: Wisdom Awareness

Wisdom is the voice that guides us in positive and uplifting ways. It’s words and lessons comes from that connection we all have to a source much bigger than our individual selves. Call it God, Buddha, the Higher Power, your Spiritual Guide or whatever resonates with you, we are all a part of this compassionate, loving and universal presence. Therefore, wisdom is within all of us and available to all of us. Learn more at wakingmonologues.com
Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true nature. But don’t seek to grasp it with your mind. Don’t try and understand it. You can know it when the mind is still. When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now.
— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

          Wisdom is the voice that guides us in positive and uplifting ways. It’s words and lessons comes from that connection we all have to a source much bigger than our individual selves. Call it God, Buddha, the Higher Power, your Spiritual Guide or whatever resonates with you, we are all a part of this compassionate, loving and universal presence. Therefore, wisdom is within all of us and available to all of us.

            We all want a healthy connection to our inner voice, yet accessing our wisdom may be easy for some, more difficult for others. It can be covered up with layers of unhealthy patterns and negative thoughts. This harmful self-talk clutters our minds and keeps us unaware. In severe cases, we can temporarily lose our connection with our inner wisdom. When this happens we are truly on our own making decisions and leading our lives in ways the effect not only ourselves but those around us.

            Access to our inner wisdom comes with awareness; by paying attention. It is that thought that appears in your head if you are listening. It may come as lyrics to a song on the radio if you are paying attention. This subtle wisdom may arrive in a conversation you overhear while walking your dog on a Sunday if you are not otherwise preoccupied.

When I started on my journey roughly 15 years ago my wisdom came to me in what I call daily miracles. Oh how I wish I would have written them all down. I would have a question and the next thing I read was the answer, it was amazing! It wasn’t as if I read something and had a question about it; rather I had a question about life and it was immediately answered by what I read next. This happened time after time after time.

The physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our being are also connected. Start with one and the others will follow. So if you goal is to access your wisdom or even to strengthen the connection you have to it, you have many avenues. At the beginning of my journey I started with yoga and meditation and before I knew I was well on my path. Physical and mental improvements serve to cultivate your awareness.

Today the answers still come to my questions by way of a book, on the radio or early in the mornings when my mind is quiet. If I am aware, they are right there in front of me. If I am unaware they pass right by without notice. Fortunate are those who can walk with their wisdom. Strengthening this connection through awareness will get you there.

Wisdom is the voice that guides us in positive and uplifting ways. It’s words and lessons comes from that connection we all have to a source much bigger than our individual selves. Call it God, Buddha, the Higher Power, your Spiritual Guide or whatever resonates with you, we are all a part of this compassionate, loving and universal presence. Therefore, wisdom is within all of us and available to all of us.

            We all want a healthy connection to our inner voice, yet accessing our wisdom may be easy for some, more difficult for others. It can be covered up with layers of unhealthy patterns and negative thoughts. This harmful self-talk clutters our minds and keeps us unaware. In severe cases, we can temporarily lose our connection with our inner wisdom. When this happens we are truly on our own making decisions and leading our lives in ways the effect not only ourselves but those around us.

            Access to our inner wisdom comes with awareness; by paying attention. It is that thought that appears in your head if you are listening. It may come as lyrics to a song on the radio if you are paying attention. This subtle wisdom may arrive in a conversation you overhear while walking your dog on a Sunday if you are not otherwise preoccupied.

            When I started on my journey roughly 15 years ago, my wisdom came to me in what I call daily miracles. Oh how I wish I would have written them all down. I would have a question and the next thing I read was the answer, it was amazing! It wasn’t as if I read something and had a question about it; rather I had a question about life and it was immediately answered by what I read next. This happened time after time after time.

           The physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our being are also connected. Start with one and the others will follow. So if you goal is to access your wisdom or even to strengthen the connection you have to it, you have many avenues. At the beginning of my journey I started with yoga and meditation and before I knew I was well on my path. Physical and mental improvements serve to cultivate your awareness.

          Today the answers still come to my questions by way of a book, on the radio or early in the mornings when my mind is quiet. If I am aware, they are right there in front of me. If I am unaware they pass right by without notice. Fortunate are those who can walk with their wisdom. Strengthening this connection through awareness will get you there.