30 Steps Toward Healing – Step 29: Wisdom

Beyond Preganancy Loss -Wisdom - Step 29 of 30 Steps Towards Healing - Infographic

“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

Letting go of the need to control is the first step to reach a place of greater wisdom.

Wisdom is the thoughtful interplay of purpose and virtue in our lives. It is the ability to discern what is true, right, important or lasting and to act in keeping with this knowledge.

In many traditions, wisdom is seen as a blend of compassion and knowledge which are shaped into tangible action through the practice of other virtues. Together, knowledge and compassion give us the ability to perceive things as they really are, to care deeply, and to act in ways that serve the well-being of that which we cherish.

 We grow toward wisdom only with patience and practice. Wisdom takes a lifetime of cultivation. If we seek wisdom, insights emerge that guide our day to day actions. Over time, these small particulars accumulate as our unique contribution to the world.

Wisdom will ultimately show itself through our ability to make good judgments based on what we have learned from your tragic experience.

Action: This week consider how the events surrounding your loss have been able to create a greater level of wisdom for you