Wisdom: Learning How to Live Smart

by Dr. Lloyd Glauberman on April 1, 2008 | Articles

When we think about knowledge, we imagine a large number of facts, discoveries or understandings that increases in size with the passage of time.  For instance, over the past century medicine has developed antibiotics, vaccinations and a host of other therapies and technologies that keep us alive and well.

Physics now includes black holes, dark matter, quarks and a variety of other unimaginable realities that have expanded our understanding of the the universe.

Every category of knowledge continues to systematically increase in size except for one: wisdom.  For unlike other categories that comprise the components of ourselves and our world, wisdom reflects our ability to live intelligently, make good decisions and find meaning and purpose.  It’s about seeing patterns and understanding consequences.

And since the issues which we have to deal with don’t change – growing, relating, emoting, working, parenting, etc. – how to successfully deal with all of these facets of our lives also remains constant.  Wisdom is learning how to “live smart”,  and it will always be just that!

 So feel free…..to slow down…….take a moment……..an internal pause……. and begin to reflect……..for every so often …..from time to time…..it’s useful to step outside the flow of time…..like stepping out of a river and onto the bank…… and watch the flow…….rather than being in it…….and look…….and think……and wonder…what’s really important in your life right now……..perhaps it’s that decision you’ve been contemplating……..or a relationship which needs improvement…….or trying something new ……….only you know when you will make that change and use your intuitive wisdom to set the process into motion.

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This article is part 2 of a 2 part series. Other articles in this series are shown below:
  1. Wisdom: Learning How to Live Smart

For over 30 years, Manhattan-based psychologist, Dr. Lloyd Glauberman, has helped patients, both adolescents and adults, achieve a wide variety of personal and professional goals. An expert in business-related stress management and behavior change, he launched the Hypno-Peripheral Processing (HPP) audio programs in 1990, which combine aspects of Ericksonian hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to assist people on their journey to attain greater personal fulfillment.

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