Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
I have spent so much of my life ignoring my feelings and convincing myself that I feel what others want me to feel. I thought that feelings prevent wisdom. In my mind, feelings were the opposite of rational thinking. However, I have found in my recovery that decisions that are solely based on logic or solely based on wisdom are often the ones that I regret. Today, I see wisdom as acknowledging my emotional side as well as my logical side. In doing so, I am able to respect ALL of me. And when I can respect myself, I am better able to respect and accept others. In this way, I am able to live in love (of myself and of others) rather than in fear.
A meditation for April 22, 2013.
Be Good To Yourself – Journey*
*Thanks to Dayana K. for the song suggestion