Limb Seven — Wisdom: Possibility

By BijaB

By letting yourself connect to the highest wisdom within you and bringing it forth, your emotional blocks will take care of themselves.

Wisdom is what shows you a piece of the future. It allows you to see new possibilities and encourages you to bring up any deeper fears or problems lying beneath the more apparent ones. Wisdom inspires your interest in new things. It involves asking to see all the prospects a situation or emotion might bring. This lets you imagine previously undreamed-of realities, and expands your flow of creativity, imagination, and joy. Wisdom keeps you trusting and accepting, rather than controlling or avoiding. It suspends your disbelief in yourself.

Limb Seven of Emotional Yoga builds upon your ability to see and wonder about your future possibilities, and lets you imagine previously undreamed-of realities. Wisdom expands from the point of knowledge to the point of hope, connecting you with new dimensions and plans. And hope builds upon your ability to see and wonder about your future possibilities. When you bring about new attitudes, ideas and emotions, you begin to see the potential for change. This is wisdom. The movement of wisdom is continuous. It's a never-ending process. Every time you clearly perceive your emotional experiences, you nourish the seedling of a different future, one that allows you to blossom and grow.

Wisdom pursues a larger vision. It's like getting a fortune cookie, but this tiime you write the fortune. If you want a better future to evolve, you need to take the right steps. One of the most important steps is to accept what is happening now. Acceptance is not avoidance. Nor does it mean that you just sit there and do nothing. Acceptance is a dynamic exploration that lays the foundation for a new creation.

Your hopes for the future often depend on your ability to accept the people, things, and circumstances that are presently occurring in your life. Sometimes what at first appears to be a loss, or a painful episode, contributes to making you the person you are now and leads you to a happier outcome. By remaining open to what you do not know, you take away the obstacles and remove your self-defense. you allow your creative energies to flow, and rework your emotional experiences into wisdom.

Wisdom tells us that nothing in the future can be controlled or pushed, anyway. You can't force what's next. In fact, the harder you try to make something happen exactly the way you want it to, the more you actually keep yourself from allowing it to occur. At its base, acceptance is an act of love. And when you do it consciously, you reach a deeper level. You experience a larger dimension of you and claim new possibilities as your own.

Wisdom is also the discretionary use of knowledge. In Emotional Yoga, once you acquire self-knowledge, you are ready to apply what you've learned. As your life unfolds, it is wisdom that shows you how to apply the knowledge you have gained.

If you can distinguish and master the feeling of wisdom inside yourself, you will always know how to live a life of balance. When you participate every day, you involve yourself in the immediacy of living. This immediacy is joy. Even when the feeling of sadness comes, if you have a felt presence in your sadness, there is a rush of energy in what you feel. By letting yourself connect to the highest wisdom within you and bringing it forth, your emotional blocks will take care of themselves.

Learn more from my book, "Emotional Yoga: How the Body Can Heal the Mind".

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