The Voyage Of Self Discovery

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Cambridge’s Online Dictionary defines self discovery as “the process of learning about yourself and your beliefs”. And so it is a life long journey; one that begins the day you take your first breath.

Every day we can learn something new about ourselves through the decisions we make, reactions we have to others, and the beliefs we’ve built along the way. Often there is a catalyst which makes us want to delve deeper into the soul, discover why we behave the way we do, and what it all means.

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What Is Wisdom

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Wisdom is not about book learning, nor is it instantly obtainable. Indeed, wisdom defies exact definition for to define it too tightly would be to curtail the breadth of its potential for self-growth. Wisdom comes with time, experience, and the willingness to maintain an open-mind about the world around us and all its people.

While wisdom accumulates over the years, it requires constant filtering to remove the prejudices and bias that we also accumulate, as well a constant reflection and a willingness to challenge one’s own beliefs and values. Confucius once said that “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest”

So how can we become more wise?

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