How wise are you? Whether you consider yourself to be wise or not, you can become a lot wiser than you may currently believe to be. Each day, we can know at least a little more than we did yesterday.
Our ability to understand the world and how the universe works can grow daily; just so long as we make wisdom a priority for a few minutes each day.
Here are 8 strategies to develop wisdom from your experiences:
Examine your experiences
You have already lived quite a few years, but how much have you learned from those years? Start with your childhood and examine your life. What have you learned from the time you were a young child until now? Would you like to learn more?
- What were your greatest mistakes? What were your greatest failures?
- Think about successful and unsuccessful people you have known. What can you learn from them?
The more you live, the more you learn. Get out of the house and out of your comfort zone. Live your life to the fullest and you’ll gain wisdom more quickly. A complete life allows developing well-rounded wisdom.
Review your day
You have reviewed your life. Now, make a habit of reviewing daily. See how much you can learn from each day. Apply what you learn and see how many of your regular mistakes you can finally be eliminated from your life.
- It is not possible to be wise without regular introspection.
There have been plenty of wise people before you. Much wisdom is contained in books; so read. Learning the advice and perspective of history’s great thinkers can be applied to your own experiences. You can build your knowledge from a base of expert opinions.
Question the status quo
Keep in mind that wisdom isn’t contained within those things that are regional or cultural. If something isn’t universal, it is probably not true wisdom.
- For example, religion varies from region to region. Political views vary from country to country. A particular culture isn’t wiser than another, so you are not likely to find wisdom from these regional things.
- Create your own understanding of the world. Avoid an understanding that is only derived from your culture.
Spend time alone in nature
Getting away from your normal environment is a great way to refresh your perspective. One of the best ways to do this is to spend time alone in nature. Go hiking or camping for a weekend.
- You will find out a lot about yourself, have the freedom to do some serious thinking and be free from your routine thoughts and habits.
Make a list of 10 things you would tell a child
What ten pieces of advice would you give a child about life? What are your top-ten greatest tips for successful and happy living? Review and update this list regularly.
Be willing to let go of your misconceptions
Many of us are open to the idea of adding to our understanding and knowledge. Few of us are willing to seriously contemplate that some of our long-held beliefs are simply wrong. The things you are certain of that aren’t true are contrary to wisdom.
You can become wise, exercise good judgement and use your experience to your advantage. Many people fail to learn the lessons of life because they don’t take the time to review their experiences.
You have lived. You have suffered and failed. You have conquered. You can use those experiences to your advantage and develop wisdom from them.
Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one-on-one private session with Moira, or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities. I invite you to open the door.
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Moira Hutchison is a Mindset Cultivator, Energy Healer, and Tarot Card Reader. Her specialties range from helping people with broad goals such as accepting change, life planning, and personal balance, to specific goals like gaining motivation and overcoming issues such as procrastination, excess stress and self-sabotage.