Wisdom, the 3rd Metric (Part II)

As you now know, we're recapping the highlights of Arianna Huffington's book Thrive. So far, we've covered Well-Being. The second tenant of the 3rd Metric, which is absolutely necessary to achieve success, is Wisdom.

Huffington argues that wisdom is deep-seated intuition, which springs - not from our brains - but from our souls. Each of us has wisdom in us; the trick is to listen to it. She even asserts that our intuition always alerts us when a mistake is looming. But often, we make ourselves too busy to hear. However, our intuition also tells us when a decision is right - if we're listening.

Just like Well-being, this is a practice too. We can learn to sit quietly with ourselves, not always fiddling for a distraction. This allows us to access an inner connection, letting us be gently directed from the inside instead of by the outside.

"All of humanity's problems stem from
man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
-Blaise Pascal

 

Photo by Anna Pumer Photography and beautiful decopage box by my friend Trish

Posted on July 5, 2016 and filed under Spiritual Gangster, Book Club.