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WildI keep stumbling upon pearls of wisdom.  They are everywhere.  On billboards, in fortune cookies, in random phrases overheard in passing, tucked away in the bottom lines of op-eds and photo essays.

Here’s one:

“When you try to pick out anything by itself, you find it hitched to everything else in the solar system.” (Kenneth Bower in National Geographic, Oct 2012, in an article on the Mesoamerican Reef ecosystem).

Here’s another one:

“[I]t’s only when you stop trying to make sense of things that you start seeing.” (Eugene Richards also in National Geographic, Nov 2012, in a photo essay on the Arkansas Delta).

We tend to think of wisdom as a developmental accomplishment, as something that comes with age.  I don’t think so.  I don’t think of wisdom as a stage-of-life.  I think of wisdom as a state-of-mind.  As a state available to anyone anytime, as a moment of clarity in which you linger in the moment just long enough to see the never-finished unfolding of reality…

There is more I could say about all of this.  But I think I’ll leave this blog unfinished, just as is.  I think that’s wise.

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    Last reviewed: 2 Nov 2012

APA Reference
Somov, P. (2012). Unfinished. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 1, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2012/11/unfinished/


Select books by Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.:
Mindful Emotional Eating Reinventing the Meal
Present Perfect
Eating the Moment

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