Words of Wisdom


 “Wisdom is a wise attitude, belief, or course of action.
It is knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life.”
ꟷMerriam-Webster Dictionary


Knowledge is the accumulation of learning and acquiring judgment that can evolve into wisdom.

Wisdom is the ability to experience the knowledge, take risks, and engage one’s intuition for a full experience.

Insight uses the essence of wisdom to get a better understanding of life and how things intertwine.

Inspiration engages insights which can lead to ideas, action, and opportunity.


The following are my 15 inspiration thoughts for you to consider. Please inspire others by sharing your thoughts or quotes in the comment box.
(These are an accumulation of postings, which previously appeared on a LinkedIn “daily post” for 15 weeks.)

  1. Did you know … the spiritual leaders of Egypt, India, Persia, China and Tibet all taught their students to speak only when they had something constructive to say? They set up a standard to determine if it was wise to say a thing. “Is it true? Is it kind? Is it needful?” Even it if is true, if it is not kind, then surely it is not needed! This can also be found in the “Triple Filter” test of Socrates.
  2. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on,’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” … Calvin Coolidge
  3. “Scientist declare that you are filled with innate intelligence. Every action of your being throbs with active intelligence. The very air you breathe and the way in which you live is a thrill with divine intelligence, which seeks to impart to you all you know about everything.” …Catherine Ponder, Minister and Author
  4. “Follow that small voice inside that makes you come alive.” ꟷ Oprah Winfrey. The small voice of intuition is your inner knowing. They come in flashes of hunches, inspirations, or promptings through someone’s words, a phrase in a reading, or through events. Trust them!
  5. “Usually, if you mentally plan, visualize, and expect a successful day in the early morning hours, there will be little to undo mentally at the end of the day.  …Catherine Ponder, Minister and Author
  6. Abbreviated principles from “The Diamond Cutter:” (1) Make and enjoy money, (2) Keep your mind and bodies in good health, (3) Look back and honestly say that your years of doing business had some meaning. (Authors: Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christine McNally)
  7. The greatest need is kindness. Just be caring and decent to others. Use every opportunity to extend a random act of kindness. Kindness is win-win!
  8. Give thanks daily for every prospering and/or creative idea that inspires you to live a rewarding, fulfilled, and successful life.
  9. What you can conceive, you can achieve. How? Don’t be discouraged, be persistent. Don’t go backward, go forward. Focus on what you want.
  10. PERSIST literally means “to refuse to give up.” You cannot be defeated or fail if you refuse to give up! Today’s news about Amanda Eller, who survived 17 days in a Hawaii forest, did not give up. When asked she replied, “I had two choices; I chose life.” (Amanda was rescued May 25, 2019)
  11. GENIUS POWER is your intuition and creative imagination. Trust your intuition and engage your creative imagination and you will achieve amazing results.
  12. Activate your “why” mind. A seeking mind is a healthy mind that gets answers to its inquiries and curiosities, which leads to progressive and satisfying results.
  13. If you allow someone to weaken your power, you are giving them power. Do not allow this to happen. Keep your power without causing emotional hurt to someone else or to yourself.
  14. Forgive means to let go of resentment, hurts, and/or conditions that do not serve you well. It’s one thing to forgive; the challenge is forgetting and moving on.  Just knowing you “forgave” begins the healing process.
  15. Wisdom is not just about age, although in many cultures, age gives right to wisdom. It’s about making good, solid decisions based on experience and foresight.

The above are excerpts from a personal development book to be published in 2020 (title pending).

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