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The Sixteenth Blessing: Wisdom

Blessing #16: I am Wise

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ~Confucius

What is Wisdom? It is in knowing that I don’t know everything. It is in being open to and embracing change, instead of resisting it. It is in listening, not just hearing. It is in understanding, not just learning. It is in making mistakes and learning from them, not repeating them and expecting a different outcome.

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” ~Marcel Proust

When knowledge, experience, and good judgement come together, wisdom is formed. We can share our knowledge, and we can communicate our experiences, but we cannot transfer our wisdom. It is a gift that we cultivate within ourselves over many years.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~Aristotle

Fun Fact: When I wrote my book The Blessings Butterfly, I missed a typo on this very section. Totally published it. Just caught the mistake when I was preparing this blog entry! Old Me would have had a meltdown and berated myself for the mistake. Psh! Not anymore. It is so much more freeing to laugh it off and move on.

You are so much more than the sum of your experiences! Make mistakes, and make adjustments. You have already gained so much wisdom in the few short years that you have spent on the planet, and there is more to be gained each day. Trust what you have learned about yourself, and what you have learned about your world.

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Michelle Lewis (she/her/they) is the creator & founder of The Blessings Butterfly, a holistic coaching & energy healing practice that is teaching people to live a life that they love. She is a writer, speaker, energy witch/healer, and author of the Amazon bestselling positive affirmation books, The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide Having worked hard for decades to overcome severely traumatic events that began in her early childhood and repeated in painful, looping patterns well into her adult life, Michelle is passionate about using her gifts and wisdom in bringing hope and healing to millions. This is more than “mindset hacks” and “Pollyanna” positivity. Through the work of what she calls Transformational Positivity, Michelle helps her clients to get clear on where to shift their thoughts and actions, while dismantling the culture of toxic positivity.