Practice Circle on Wisdom
Without the attainment of calm abiding, (Mindfulness)
Higher perception will not occur.
Therefore make a repeated effort
To accomplish calm a biding.
When the practitioner has gained calm abiding,
Higher perception will also be gained,
But without practice of the perfection of wisdom,
The obstructions will not come to an end.
(Atisha , Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment)
In this step of ISM, we are focussing on the generation of a profound Wisdom that can emerge from within and through our relationship with that which we call sacred or divine. This Wisdom has a chance to emerge once our minds our properly prepared by the first five steps of this meditation. It will be shaped by our life experience, the teachings of one or more spiritual traditions, and by years of meditative training.
Please write about Wisdom in your weekly journal. Why is wisdom important in your life? How do you understand the truth of your existence, the nature of the universe and the source of life and love? Who are the teachers, traditions and resources that are most influential and meaningful to you? What meditations have you discovered to help wisdom to emerge in you? Don’t worry about sounding wise or profound. We are all engaged in a lifelong dance of wisdom.
Please share a summary of your present meditative insights on this step in the practice circle below. Condense your journal writing (into 2,000 characters or less) and post it in a comment box below. Your personal experiences with this step of the meditation will be gifts to everyone. Please don’t be shy about sharing.