"By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
I have learned wisdom by all three methods and I prefer them in the same order as Confucius has them.
I don't have to get bitten to learn, yet sometimes my choices have been to not choose, and more often than not, I feel the bite of that indecision. It is also often "repair-mode," where it is now broken and I have little choice but to fix it or find another way out. This might be a good place for a savior to arrive . . .
I sort of like the imitation place. I'm making decisions, trying things out, learning from others and learning from myself. Yet, this is often the place that I call "reality." I practice here. I play here. The more I play, the better it feels.
As I reflect, I am empowered in a very different way. Though I have learned wisdom, I am more in tune with my own inner wisdom, which I call the God-connection, or going online with the Universe. It is here I would love to spend more time, where there is no time and where all that I could know is ready for me when I am ready for it.
Experience Is The Best Teacher; However, It Need Not Be Physical, Or Painful.
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