The cure for ignorance is wisdom. When you see someone studying, they are demonstrating wisdom, because that’s how you learn the subject matter.
Someone once asked me, “How do I get more wisdom?” I answered, “In a word, practice! In two words, practice, practice. In three words, practice, practice, practice.” I then said, “How many words do you need?” They said, “One, practice.” That’s how wisdom appears. If you want to learn anything, practice. Practice makes it automatic, so then your intelligence can come forward also. So not only do you know how to spell a word, you also know how to put it in the sentence correctly. That’s wisdom.
How do you get a lot of practice? Make a lot of mistakes. How do you make a lot of mistakes? Live your life in the fullest way you can with whatever situation you find yourself in and what you’ve got to deal with. Pretty soon you say, “Ah, I get it.” That’s also wisdom.
It’s also called insight.
(From: Living the Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being by John-Roger, DSS with Paul Kaye, p. 145)
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