The world in which we live is increasingly complex. More and more each day, it is important that we meet it with our fullest self. This means not turning away from those portions of our experience that have been hard, or confusing, or uncomfortable. Rather, recognizing these parts of our self as critical strengths, critical insights, critical intelligences that we can bring with us into the present moment to meet the complexities and the demands of this modern evolutionary catastrophe.
We make this transition by discovering and applying our own indigenous wisdom.
We trace the evolution of this word to the Latin root, “to see” and the ancient Sanskrit root for “knowledge.” Seeing and knowing, or observation and interpretation, precondition any choice or action we take. From this we see, wisdom is essential to our everyday lives. Bringing understanding to wisdom is an important practice, yet doing so can often present a challenge.
Wisdom is present in every moment of the world today, but what wisdom, and whose? How do we recognize and engage with wisdom? Do you have the wisdom, or does it have you?
There is a deep wisdom inherent in being you. It is an ancient wisdom, and freshly new to this moment. The greater our awareness of this natural and spontaneous phenomenon, the more we feel ourselves an expression of the richness, vitality, and beauty present in abundance everywhere.
Make no mistake, this is about work. A beautiful, playful, and sometimes painful, but always uniquely valuable work. When you do this work, the world becomes your lover, and each new moment your sacred opportunity to express the love that you are – and to have that reflected back to you.
I have given each being a unique and separate way of seeing and knowing and saying that knowledge…
~ God (according to Rumi)