* Information vs Wisdom

beaver with hands on head

“Information is not wisdom. The mind, while a great and irreplaceable tool, can store instead of feel, can sort instead of understand, can, like a beaver builds a dam of everything precious. If you cannot speak when your mouth is stuffed with unchewed wood, how can you think clearly if your mind is stuffed with undigested information? …

But how do we empty the mind? By not overthinking. By not storing and sorting. By not playing fears or dreams or doubts of praise. By choosing the most important thing on our endless list of things to do and doing it fully after tearing up the list.”

~ Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening

Smiling

Pause and be still

Find your Middle Ground every day

Allow the mind to clear

Connect to your wisdom.

Remember the beaver

22 responses to “* Information vs Wisdom

  1. I think about how much information my children have stored in their young minds and yet the wisdom comes later. Learning slowly to stop and just breathe. Then the wisdom comes on what I must do for my day. Thanks Val always come away inspired from your posts.

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