Ira Progoff, founder of the Intensive Journal method, wrote this poem I've always cherished:
"If I did not believe
that the wisdom of life
is greater than my own wisdom,
I could not have survived,
It is more than a faith now,
that, great as my wisdom is,
--almost as great as my will and my desire --
yet the wisdom of life is greater.
And, as I could not float upon water when I tried to,
now I can float upon life
In this is my wisdom
and the wisdom of anyone
to know that I know not
how to carry the weight of my existence.
But the waters of life will carry it for me
In their wisdom.
That is the wisdom of life
from which comes all power
and the ultimate glory.
And the greatness of my wisdom lies
in letting life be wise."
When you are at a crossroads in a relationship, work situation, or health issue, how do you decide which path to take? Do you look to a religion or religious leader to get help? Do you sound out friends, do you talk to experts, do you research on the Internet? I am concerned with how you get deep and find the answers within even though you think they are not there. (more…)