Wisdom


This is the 19th question in Matador’s list of 20 Questions For Every Spiritual Seeker:  what is wisdom, and how do we gain it?

This is a tough one…I’m not sure there is a single answer to this question. As I’ve gone through my going on five decades of life, I have learned a few nuggets of wisdom which have given me peace. I do not, however, feel as though I have found wisdom. Here are a few of the most impactful lessons I’ve found for my life:

  • My self-worth is based on what I’ve done for others, not on what I’ve accomplished.
  • Laughing until I cry is healing, and I try to do it at least once a month.
  • I reflect whatever I surround myself with, good or bad.
  • The belly laugh of a child is the best sound in the world.
  • People are, literally, all that really matters.
  • God exists and loves us.

What wisdom have you found?

“The only wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”  –Socrates

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About Kelly J. McCleary

Wife and mother of three, author, financial professional View all posts by Kelly J. McCleary

2 responses to “Wisdom

  • Carolyn Ramm

    Love this article! Good words of wisdom, Norman…it will be added to the many “quips” I have at my desk. One comes to mind for me and although it’s more personal than business, it has been invaluable to me: ”
    Never allow someone to be your priority when you are merely their option”.

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  • Norman Bessac

    Two come to mind for me these days: “Change is constant, Growth is expected, Misery is optional”, “Get comfortable with the uncomfortable”.

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