This election season has rocked the foundation of many of us. It is noteworthy how many have shared that they feel unhinged, unsettled and unnerved. Rather than being motivated to move forward, they have turned off the news, are unwilling to take in any more information and are quietly feeling for the next place where they can safely find solid ground. If you are experiencing similar feelings, your inner wisdom may be longing for your attention.
There is a vast difference between knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom is a deeper way of knowing. Wisdom is the art of living in rhythm with your soul’s urgings, your life’s callings, and the unknown. The challenge that each of us face is to balance our wants with our possessions, and our ambitions with our capabilities.
Wisdom is the way that we learn to decipher the unknown, and welcome its presence as an accepted companion. Wisdom is the art of being courageous and generous with the unknown; of being able hear its whispers, and recognize its treasures.
Wisdom is the grain that comes from the mill of life. Wisdom balances the known with the unknown, the suffering with the joy. It is a way of linking the whole of life together, in a new and deeper acceptance of life’s mysteries.
Wisdom and vision are worthy partners. The spark of creativity, the fertile imagination, and the rush of excitement are the birth children of the marriage between wisdom and vision. Wisdom resides within the territory of the soul. The soul is shy. It must be invited to come closer to you, to glimpse its beauty and power.
When the harsh light of intense mental scrutiny tries to grasp and capture the definitive answer, the soul’s wisdom rushes to conceal and hide itself.
Fall, the traditional harvest season, is an excellent time to seek a renewed relationship with that still, small, voice of your inner wisdom. Quiet any insistent mind chatter in favor of listening for the whisperings of your deeper longings. Allow your vision to be awakened and new possibilities to come alive.
It is the courageous person who is able to identify active fears and work with them as forces for creativity and growth. Developing the ability to step into the unknown and greet this emptiness with poise and grace attracts that which is new, surprising, and unexpected.
Space and time are the usual foundations of our identity. Space separates us. Time separates us. The past disappears. The future has not come yet. All we have is the little stepping-stone of the present moment. Stop, look, listen and allow your inner guidance to light your way.
Susan is a local author, content writer and personal growth facilitator. Reach her at: