Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. Octavio Paz
The child and parent.
The student and teacher.
The reader and writer.
Back and forth.
Within and without.
Moving from one to the other.
Life in transition.
And Paz said wisdom is in the dialectic between the two.
W= k + e / t
I was never very good at math. My Algebra II teacher was the football coach during a losing season. I didn’t have a chance.
But this “equation” continues to play in my head, as I work to make sense of unknowns.
Wisdom equals knowledge plus experience over time.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Gandhi
I had pulled back for three days to nurse a cold and found myself enjoying the solitude. My fear last night was that I am slipping into a self-absorbed isolation. Do I think my company is preferable to anyone else’s?
This morning I see it as a passing thought. A reminder that being connected to others is necessary for wholeness.
Gandhi’s quote is today’s note to self…