Wisdom Depends on Vigilance

October 16, 2008 4:15pm CST
Most people don't realize that both help and harm come from within ourselves. Instead they look to externals, mesmerized by appearances. Wise people, on the other hand, realize that we are the source of everything good or bad for us. They therefore don't resort to blaming and accusing others. They aren't driven to convince people they are worthy or special or distinguished. If wise people experience challenges, they look to themselves; if they are commended by others, they quietly smile to themselves, unmoved; if they are slandered, they don't feel the need to defend their name. But they go about their actions with vigilance, assuming that all is well, yet not perfectly secure. They harmonize their desire with life as it is, and seek to avoid only the things that would prevent their ability to exercise their will properly. They exercise moderation in all their affairs. And if they seem ignorant or unsophisticated, it is of no concern to them. They know that they only have to watch out for themselves and the direction of their own desires. Please share ur opinions and coments on this discussin Thank You
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
Wisdom escapes me. I am not wise and I do not have wise thoughts. I think the same old stupid thoughts that make me miserable. i think that I am so good and I fall flat on my face, bringing me face to face with the reality that I know nothing.