I notice that wisdom
does not only take the form of words.
It can also be in silence
and in composure.
It can be in choosing this
and not choosing that.
Or in doing this
and not doing that.
Wisdom is in maintaining joy
even when there’s no reason to.
Or in sustaining peace when things
shake you, push you or disturb you.
Wisdom is hoping for the good
and letting the bad ones pass.
It is throwing what isn’t good for your soul
and keeping what nourishes.
Wisdom is in kindness when you’re hated
and in giving when you’re deprived.
It doesn’t make friends for the sake of business
or fame or other selfish intentions.
It keeps friends to turn them into family
and family to turn them into loved ones.
Wisdom is in being here and now,
and in becoming better the next morning.
Wisdom is living with feet on ground’s dust and ashes,
yet with eyes toward the splendor of heaven.