“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates
Have you ever noticed that the wisest people around aren’t always the smartest people around? Or that the people who give the best advice don’t necessarily have the most impressive educational pedigree?
Why is that?
Wisdom is as much a matter of the heart as it is the mind. In fact, wisdom begins in the heart. The matter is quite simple: when your heart is untroubled, or put otherwise, infused with wonder, it is able to receive seeds of spiritual insight.
But that is just the beginning! Were it simply a matter of the heart, those who “follow their hearts” would find themselves in a lot less hot water than they often do. Wisdom is principally a matter of the heart, but the mind plays an important role in its manifestation.
More on that tomorrow…