“Have the wisdom to know when and how to use your knowledge in any situations. ” – Turn your knowledge into wisdom.
Knowledge is about accumulating facts and information, while wisdom is applying that knowledge in life’s situations. Wisdom shows us how to think right and live right.
- Meditate every morning for 20 minutes and study spiritual knowledge for 20 minutes. Thereafter, your mind thinks right and perceives every situation clearly.
- Discern what is right or wrong based on your innate wisdom. Don’t use acquired information, people’s opinion or belief systems created by society. They may or may not be right for you. Ask the question, silence your mind and wait for your intellect to give you the answer.
- The more you gain wisdom, the deeper are your innate qualities of humility, honesty, love, compassion, truth and courage. These help you uphold principles and stand for what is right at all times.
- When you read or listen to profound messages on social media, ask yourself, “How is it relevant to my life?”and then apply it in your situations. Inculcation makes it your own wisdom, your truth and a part of your personality.
Convert Knowledge into Wisdom – The Story
The MP of the town, an elected representative, was swamped by problems that beset his district. Everyday people came in with vague issues and he had to give platitudes and send them on their way. He knew all that was short-lived and he would get the brunt of the anger if he didn’t do something good and big very shortly.
He asked an administrative officer as to what he should be doing. The officer advised that his answer would come from the knowledge available at hand. Take files home. Read them well. Understand what’s the five biggest issues that you could tackle and do well with them.
He took that advice and spent a good ten days at home, during the break in parliament, studying all files thoroughly. Making notes as he went along. The knowledge he got about his constituency was stupendous. And then the answers arrived.
He called all his officers for a meeting and then stated that he needed to get five things off the ground. Irrigation water systems. Adult education. Primary education. Bus transport. Potable water for homes.
He also had good ideas that were simple and doable. Resources for all these efforts were present but were being lost in transit. His knowledge allowed him to take on the spot decisions for people who came to him with their problems. Wisdom as it were, had increased within him, manifold. Wisdom shows us how to think and how to live right. It was showing him too.
He decided on a few things thereon.
Meditate to bring process to the knowledge within you.
Meditate for 20 minutes. Study spiritual knowledge for 20 minutes. It gives you a clear understanding of right and wrong. Thereafter, the mind can make its own right and wrong decisions without much ado.
Look within for the right answers with your acquired wisdom.
Don’t go by acquired information only. Or belief systems that prevail or by the opinion of others. Go by what you think is good for the problem or issue in front of you. Wait for your wisdom to respond. It will.
Messages that mean something can be utilised to increase your wisdom.
You read something on social media or elsewhere. If you think it applies to you, take it up. Use it. It can only better you all the more. Inculcation increases wisdom and brings depth to your thought.
More wisdom also brings about humility, honesty, love, compassion, truth and courage. Keep using your wisdom and you keep gaining all these characteristics. Remind yourself that you look within and respond from your wisdom within, you will be more respected and assured. You will achieve a balance that will be tough to dislodge.
The MP progressed real fast. What started as a trickle of good work turned into a torrent. People came to him for his clear understanding. He could resolve tough situations. Work turned into bonafide successes. His pet projects yielded gold!
Let’s revise our affirmations to apply our knowledge into wisdom –
I am a wise being.
I meditate every morning.
I nurture my mind with spiritual knowledge.
I learn from scenes of life.
All that I listen. All that I read and write. They are recorded in my mind as knowledge.
I churn on the knowledge I have gained.
I check its relevance in my life.
I apply it in my situations.
I experience the results.
The knowledge is now part of my personality.
It is my wisdom. I use it at the right time to get the right results.