This could, perhaps, be a message to George W. Bush. But it’s to all of us, since we are each accountable for the world around us, whether we influence a few people or a few billion; whether we oversee a small flower-pot or a huge acreage.

Nobody acts with foolish intention. In fact most of us believe that we behave more wisely than most others around us. The quality of wisdom is, however, more elusive than we might hope for. Wisdom is not information. We need information, but the world is awash with it already and it has not made us wiser. Wisdom is not knowledge. We have grown in knowledge exponentially for the past millennia, yet we are little wiser than some of those who lived back then. We mistake information and knowledge for wisdom at our cost.

I believe that we discover our wisdom when we connect the information and knowledge that we have gained – our cognitive (adult) self - with our emotional (child) self. When we listen fully and deeply to the authentic person within us, the one who has always existed and has the inner understanding of what is important, then we can act wisely.

Add this to the fact that, while you may not be president of the world’s major power, you are a major power to the world and the people around you, it’s pretty important to allow your authentic self to step forward, and your wisdom be felt.

In Peace and Love

Warren Redman

Author's Bio: 

Warren Redman trained in the UK as a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach and has developed his own unique style of Emotional Fitness Coaching. He is president of the Emotional Fitness Institute (formally the Centre for Inner Balancing), writing about, teaching and coaching people in Emotional Fitness. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Award-winning The 9 steps to Emotional Fitness, Achieving Personal Success and Recipes for Inner Peace.

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