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Wild with Wisdom

Wisdom means something different to everyone. To me, #wisdom is #peaceful. It is becoming wise and knowing what’s important in life. Wisdom is listening to your gut instinct. It is listening to someone you consider #wise that may or may not have more life experience than yourself. Wisdom is knowing when to let go and let God. I believe wisdom is something you get after many of life’s lessons and experiences but we’re all still learning and growing, right? I always thought wisdom was innate, but it isn’t. It can only be acquired through experience. If you try new things and then take the time to reflect on that process, you could gain wisdom.

Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Knowledge is fact-based whereas wisdom is about knowing which facts are relevant to you or to someone else, and why. Wisdom is trusting in what you know without judgment. Common sense and insight are also very important. I always said I’d rather have common sense than book smarts, and I do. Having made a plethora of bad decisions in life doesn’t mean one can’t have wisdom. Perhaps we have more wisdom despite the direction our lives have taken. Ponder that for a moment. Fear lessens as we learn to accept and respect life, others, and their journey. There is no one way. Allowing and accepting can bring wisdom.

Most people say wisdom comes with age, but I know plenty of young people who have amazing wisdom. At a younger age they're more accepting of life’s journey and have learned to #trust in the process. It has taken me a while to get there, but I do think I’m more accepting and understanding of others and their journey. I know I’m more daring and wilder than ever before. I don’t worry if I’ll look stupid or foolish because I don’t care what other’s think. I’ve learned to laugh at myself if I fall or stumble while trying something new like I did with #paddleboarding, but I also learned how to paddle board and how much fun it is. Another lesson learned.

Being #wildwithwisdom is what made me stop coloring my hair and embrace my silvers. Reflecting on that decision, I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made because it changed my life. Was that wisdom? I think so because I trusted my gut instinct. I didn’t care what anyone else thought. I was ridiculed, insulted, and asked if I had cancer while transitioning to silver, but I had a vision and that vision came to be. I used common sense figuring if it looked awful, I would color it again. I have never regretted going silver. My hair has provided me with many opportunities I would not have had if I were still a brunette. Hmmm, I guess I do have wisdom. #grateful #silverhair

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