WHY Wisdom?

BECAUSE, for me to accept change (which comes with no warning, and on a need-to-know basis), I must know the difference between what is good and bad for me. This is to say, I must have the Power to choose Peace.

The universe has laws, such as cause and effect. What I cause through my words and actions will return to me as an effect: it is law. And yet, in spite of the cross-cultural wisdom of “do no harm,” I find that my communication, at times, is harmful: I create effects I would rather not have to experience!

My use of Power is devoid of Wisdom: I am yet to know what is good for me (and, by extension, to all), and what is not. Moreover, it even seems that my wires are so crossed that what I judge as good is actually bad for me, and vice-versa, e.g.; I say I want to lose weight, and I convince me that one more slice of pizza is actually good for me… It reminds me of an old story taking place in a garden called “Eden,” when, in response to my heart that had told me “don’t eat from this specific tree,” my ego retorts “did God tell you to not eat from any tree?”