Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Where is the Wisdom?

Continuing the conversation on knowledge and perception, George Moffett in the June 7 Christian Science Monitor quotes TS Eliot, “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.” How poignant now in this age of information overload, how essential to have the wisdom needed to discriminate between the trivial and the consequential; to provide points of fixity in life, a sense of context, and anchor in a society swirling in a sea of relentless change. Wisdom: that sees through the erroneous presumptions of human science, theology and medicine to discern a different reality based on the bedrock truth that humanity is spiritual, reflecting spirit.

The wisdom we need is waiting within us. We can access it now. We can give our bloated nothingness and so called human wisdom over to it, right now. Instead of being the exception, it can be our norm. With It to guide us, we can use words and works to point to that which is dimly perceived by the human senses but clearly visible to spiritual sense. It can redeem us from the belief that we are irresistibly inclined toward discord and death and enable us to realize our spiritual reality here and now, building a world that works for everyone.

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