Patience precedes Wisdom

Truth is recognized in a moment, but understood over a lifetime. And patience is key to gaining that understanding.


If you would like to harvest the fruit of Wisdom from the Tree of Life, you must first prepare the soil of your heart, plant the seed of experience, and wait to see if the seed of experience will germinate. If the seed of experience doesn’t germinate, then it will die within your heart, and will be soon forgotten.

On the other hand, if the seed of experience does germinate, you begin to feel your heart swell with new light and new truth.  The sprout of knowledge will grow, and you will feel driven to cultivate it. When you cultivate knowledge, you ask questions, you test theories, you listen, you read, you experience some more. It is a process that requires patience.

There is an old African proverb that says:

A patient man will eat ripe fruit.

Wisdom is the ripe fruit of experience, and only the patient ever taste it.


Featured image by Rohit Tandon on Unsplash.


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