Socrates stated, “When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the Way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward…My journey revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom. And that life has always been, and will always be arising in Mystery.”
Many of the ancient philosophers that we still hold in high regard today stated that wisdom is knowing when you don’t know. “Wisest is he who knows he knows not.” The reasoning behind this concept is that when we look with limited perception we might not fully understand that which we gaze upon. Generally when we believe we know everything we gaze with that same perception categorizing input based on our own belief system.
Of course we might say that isn’t it only our own perception that should be important? To some degree that is true. Regarding attaining the highest wisdom inherent in that which confronts us, perhaps not.
When one uses intuitive power rather than analytic power, a broader spectrum of wisdom will open to the seeker. Gathering information using just our five senses certainly brings knowledge. Knowledge is not Wisdom. Deeper mastery of science and other subjects lies in the intuitive apperception of the principles behind science.
Precedent is not Principle. Because something has taken place in our observation does not necessarily mean that what we experience is the ultimate reality or sole aspects of that which we perceive. When an individual, group, culture or society believes something and assumes it as law, then all their energies and beliefs sustain and create that law. The continual process of belief causes a fixation to intensify and crystalize.
Attitudes of individuals grow, nourish and establish boundaries within the mental field. ‘Small children retain a capacity to penetrate dimensions along with primitive people who have not locked into the mental fields that have been constructed. Primitive people are close to nature and not conditioned by sophisticated intellectualism.
We have directed and trained our faculties only in one analytical direction. Our senses do not take in “a full area that they might be able to uncover, had they received adequate instruction.”
We generally make our discoveries through physical appearance and ignore the deeper psychic and etheric fields that encompass physical objects. We have the ability to perceive things either according to their outward natures or according to their inner nature.
We perceive outward things by our own outward senses and we can perceive inward things by our inward senses.
“The heart has eyes as well as the body. The mind has ears and virtually all internal parts of people have inward equivalent senses of cognition.”
“By observation we behold things lighted, by intuition we behold things self-luminous.” Through intuition we can behold the true inner light of all creatures and substances. In truth, outwardly we see only the reflection of light upon things because they are visible to our outward sight.
The ancients believed there are 3 suns that bestow life according to their own natures. “The physical sun warms and reveals body. The psychic sun reveals and nourishes the soul and the spiritual or root sun, nourishes and sustains spirit.”
“The Universe in its totality is suspended in an infinite extent of spiritual life-light. All things exist within this light. It permeates space mingling with spiritual light of other suns and cosmic centers in all existence. The sea of Eternal Light is the Luminous Nature of God.”
Thinking, moving, sharing, observing and expressing from the highest light within ourselves opens up greater senses of awareness and a greater appreciation for our gift of life.
So said the ancients.
In love, with love and through love.