The first of the 7 Grandfathers’ Teachings is about Wisdom. Do not confuse wisdom with intelligence; many very smart people are incredibly
foolish. Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge and intelligence prudently, judiciously and for the good of all. Having said that…another important hint is that a wise person is very aware of what they do NOT know…they are always open to and even seeking new knowledge.
Many decades ago I came to the conclusion that God has not made me privy to all the truths of the universe… it is not for me to deny the truth of someone else’s reality. If someone tells me they have had a close encounter of the 3rd or 4th kind, I am willing to accept that as truth. For 2 reasons, 1/ just because alien life forms have not found me interesting enough to probe doesn’t me they aren’t poking somebody; 2/ if this is a fantasy it could have been created to protect the person from a more difficult reality. Wisdom dictates that unless I am prepared to commit myself to helping this person deal with that reality (which could take years if we are talking PTSD), they are better to let go of the fantasy in their own time. Remember from last post the right thing is always to do no harm.
Wisdom is usually simple. Maybe it is because the heart centre is wise by nature, but I feel like everyone comes to the right result if they stop over analyzing things and trust their instincts. Everyone (not struggling with mental health issues) is born with the capacity for wisdom. It is something that gets better with practice, which is why older people are assumed to be wiser. Think of it like playing an instrument; some people are born virtuosos, others get better with practice, and some people (as hard as they try) can only hope they have the wisdom to consult with an expert on the more difficult questions.
Most people know the Prayer of Serenity… God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change… the courage to change the things I can … and the WISDOM to know the difference. That describes the prudent and judicious use of one’s knowledge…for the good of all (including yourself). Now you are truly wiser young grasshopper… keep practicing until WISDOM becomes a part of who you are.