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The Way of Wisdom

Posted By: Randy GageJanuary 18, 2011

Nowadays, knowledge is pretty overrated.  There isn’t much knowledge-wise you can’t find out in seconds with the right Internet search.  But wisdom is inestimable.   And there may be no better way to get it than spiritual meditation…

This type of meditation fortifies you against the only real enemy you face on this pathway:  yourself.

Spiritual meditation allows you to relinquish those bad habits, limiting beliefs and distractions that keep you from achieving a life of meaning.  It allows you to create a vision of your good, program both your conscious and subconscious minds for that outcome, and take daily actions that bring you closer to manifesting it.

The key is practicing meditation that is grounded in real spirituality, not rote religious practices.   Don’t be like the fundamentalists who worship creeds, doctrines, and dogma, but don’t actually live the principles they are forever braying to the world.

Wisdom is the study of truth, not dead formalities, willful ignorance, and sanctimonious judgment.  The way of wisdom is the ability to perceive truth, and then realize it by daily practice.

I think it starts with how you begin your day.  Are you reading a newspaper filled with drama?  Watching a morning television show packed with breathless sensationalism?  Are you feeding your body dead food substitutes or living foods that provide you energy?

Spiritual meditation and self-control are inseparable.  This practice is the roadmap to releasing that which no longer serves us, and replacing it with that which does.   It gives you the calm, detached and impartial ability to see yourself with truth.

We all can appreciate a morning of drowsy indulgence now and then.  But the person on the way of wisdom understands the power of those precious hours of the silent mornings and makes the most of them.

So how you doing on that?

-RG

44 comments on “The Way of Wisdom”

  1. As a side note - useful knowledge can be a bit hard to find by searching on google 🙂

    Most information on searches is the opinions of broke people who know how to manipulate search rankings - you've got to know how to look.

    Other than that though - I think that true wisdom comes from an 'inner self' that we all have, unconscious mind, higher self, etc - and can only be tapped in to by letting go 🙂

    Even Jesus taught:

    "When ye go before kings and magistrates, don't think what ye ought to say, but your father, who knoweth all things, speaketh through you"

    (or something like that - been a while since I read the Bible through)

    -dave

  2. Wisdom,...are you kidding?..THAT is The Difference in People.WISDOM!!..to me...Wisdom is knowing what God knows!..that is it!...and how do we know what God knows you ask...it's in HIS Word!..for His Words are Spirit and They are Life!...Yes, Randy,...you are correct...let's start our day...with filling our minds with not the facts for the day..but the TRUTH of the day.
    His Word.
    And that is How I Am Handling That.

  3. My weekdays start out with an alarm but it's so quietly set to music that I only just hear it. That way I don't jolt awake with a racing heartbeat. I snooze for 10 minutes, allowing myself to wake more fully before getting up. I start with a mineral drink which goes down 1 hour before anything else. Next I check the weather online so I can choose the right clothes. I make my bed, take a shower, do my hair and make-up, get dressed and then I finally have breakfast starting with fresh fruit, a couple of free-range eggs, a home-made buckwheat pancake or two and some supplements usually complimented by a music CD. I check my e-mail before heading out the door to work. The whole process takes me and hour and half, but it's very peaceful and I have plenty of time for reflection. I often also spend time thinking about one of my most important goals.

  4. Dear Randy!
    This is so true. True wisdom comes from meditation, and allowing yourself to stand by what you found out. I have experianced that a lot of times, and it is due to that I found and strengthend some of my abilities. This is so powerfull, and I trust these abilities more than anything else I "learned", because it has to come from your own realization and observation, and deep down, only yourself can find the truth for you. Usually the truth or wisdom is very simple (not easy). I get completely "high" just talking about this.
    I have a question for you. What do you do, when there is areas you cannot get through to? I mean some areas just will not "give" the information you need to get moving and developing in that area? Because when you get the true "why", whatever is in the subconscious mind, does not have the power over you, as it is no longer subconscious, it is out in the open.
    Lene

  5. Great Post Randy..

    To me ultimate wisdom is the person who makes the most decision in life and learns from them.

    Alot in life, people are confronted with big decisions but by running away instead of confronting them, they learn nothing

    Your life experiences are here to purify you, change you and even now and then , you will make in hindsight wrong decisions but the wisdom you will attain from those choices will come back to you tenfold...

    Thanks for sharing..

  6. Hi Randy, enjoyed this post and agree that the way you start your day can be a reflection on the outcome.
    I personally practice this. Before going to sleep at night I repeat several times, something positive I would like to achieve the next morning.
    I've been using this method for a couple of years now and it truly works with positive results. As a rule what you went to bed thinking about manifests itself the next morning.

    This practice brings to the forefront your true inner wisdom and peace of mind knowing you can tap into your inner strengths and powerful thoughts.

    Give it a go and see for yourself.... it's truly amazing!!!

  7. For years now I have practiced a meditation I learned from Wayne Dyer. He has a book and a cd that can help people just starting to develop this into their lives. It's called "getting in the gap". making conscious contact with God through Meditation.

  8. I was just reminded by an email I received today of a free source to learn eft. If you go to http://www.thetappingsolution.com you can download a free book on how to learn EFT. I'm sure if anyone on this blog is practicing it, you can share how fabulous the results are for releasing negative energy. Great way to start or finish the day getting rid of all the negative beliefs stored in our subconcious minds.

  9. I have mixed feelings with this one because I meditate a lot while doing other things. (running, dance, walking, driving, Reiki)

    In the mornings I enjoy creative thinking. But receive mixed signals about mediating ...which means...I may need it because if I'm not sure it means I need it.

    Another signal that shows me it may be helpful is that my mind is focused only when I am doing something else. And at night that something else becomes mindless eating. (rather than for nourishment alone). I am very active during the day so the extra calories don't show ...but I it still matters because I am using something other than self mastery to create a stable focus and I am sure my mind would be more efficient if I could focus it without running a billion other programs first.

    Hmmm...yes...if I am doing something else I can do it in a meditative way...but I have a hard time just being still without a purpose.

    So...I will officially add stillness meditation to my tracking list and see if we can't tame the id.

    ok, time to connect with everyone including source via the spiritual channel of stillness. 20 min a day good? Can I drink my tea at the same time? Guess I'll have to ask when I get on the other channel.

  10. Good piece, Randy, and while I agree that meditation is integral in getting to know self (wisdom), too many fail to follow up with taking action and integrating the lessons in their lives. You said it, "and take daily actions that bring you closer to manifesting it."

    Too many people, even some of your followers, talk a good talk from the keyboard and proclaim themselves as 'Wise Man' or 'Wise Woman', but don't follow up their lessons from God (self) with taking action in the world. Pretenders!

    We (I do) can learn from the character in Hermann Hesse 'Siddhartha' when the boy encounters the Buddha, the all-knowing one. The boy tells the wise one that he cannot learn from him wisdom and enlightenment, but must instead walk his own path and fully live life that he may one day know truth, know himself, know enlightenment.

    So yes, I do take some quiet time most mornings, make note of my inner guidance, listen to and learn from the wisdom of the Randy Gages and others (not the pretenders), and go daringly out into the world, transparent and full of imperfection and brilliance, to make a difference.

    Thanks for modeling your own boldness!

    -Robb

  11. This blog is the most thought provoking writing I have ever read...and it is something new each day to get my wheels turning.

    This blog should be shared each day in high schools across the nation.

    Thank you Randy

  12. Randy, meditation allows for greater clarity, and in this practice I can hear my own wisdom speak from the depth of my consciousness.

    Stillness and silence is golden. It's full of many revelations. We just have be patient and listen.

  13. Yoga, Prayer, Exercise, Water and Coffee lol.
    plus some amazing affirmations to replace my old limiting patterns with new Positive empowering ones.

  14. Although I am new to these processes and am thankful for Randy's ability to 'stretch' our thinking, here is what I'm doing (or at least 'trying' to do most of the time).

    When I open my eyes in the morning, I give thanks that today is a new day and try to visualize how I would like the day to go.

    As I'm doing my morning ritual, I bring everything into my mind that I am thankful for. I make my way to the kitchen, pour a cup of coffee, and head for the back porch (regardless of the weather) with Stewart St. John's 'Cloudwalking' music. I spend a minimum of 30 minutes listening to music, saying affirmations/prayers from various authors, watching the squirrels play and the birds sing. It has been said that a man in tune with nature is a man in tune with God. I then go exercise, take a shower and get ready for the day.

    I fix some breakfast, turn on the computer and read (now) Randy's blog. I now am ready for my favorite part. I take out my 'virtual' checkbook, make a quite generous deposit and take the next ten or 15 minutes spending ALL that money. 🙂

  15. I have never practiced the sort of structured meditation in which the end result is entering into a zone of ‘no-thought’. Quite honestly, that doesn’t sound appealing to me, even though I am happy to know that others have experienced great peace and revelation from it.

    Having said that - I do, however, have my own routine and love starting my day by setting intention and practicing self care. For many, many years, I neglected those types of practices because I believed that by ignoring my own needs and rushing off to take care of others, I was busily fulfilling my life’s purpose. I was wrong. Although taking care of others at the expense of nurturing myself did many times bring me great joy, eventually, it also brought me to the bottom of a nearly empty emotional well and a fair share of resentment - and there was no one else to hold responsible for that but me. My choice. My consequence. My lesson. When this finally dawned on me, I started to show up for myself because, like Randy said – “… the only real enemy you face on this pathway is yourself.” 🙂

    Now, I make it a priority to spend some time both morning and night tending to nourishing myself – physically, mentally and spiritually. Sometimes I have more time for this than others, but I do my best to include daily the following: some reading or audio/video listening that creates contemplation in my mind and cultivates my soul, a diet that is about 75% raw foods which nurtures my body, and visualizing to an audio recording that I wrote which describes a day in my ideal life to keep me on track toward building my dreams. From this place, I can then create inspired action lists which keep me on track during the day so that I give away less and less time to thoughts and activites that serve to distract from my higher good.

    For me, this is all part of my own type of spiritual practice – and I am so enjoying the journey.

    K

  16. One of the best ways to acquire wisdom is through general life experience. That is the best teacher sometimes. I am much wiser now than I was 5 years ago.

  17. I forgot to mention too that you can gain tremendous wisdom from learning from someone else's life experience. Especially those that are successful.

  18. 6 days a week I take an hour to myself, jog, breathe the fresh air, stretch and then sit quietly with a juice while I read a positive passage to get my head right for the day ahead. It is amazing how much of a "spring in your step" you have, when you know you are growing.

  19. One thing that's helped me recently, from Randy, is in the morning, reading "As a Man Thinketh" which I picked up at the library on the recommendation of one of Randy's videos!

  20. Randy,

    I meditate using Holosync. I do this at night, but it would be good to start the day that way. But I do eat real food and not dead food substitutes, lol!

    Karen

  21. I believe that meditation leads to the absence of thought, and that stopping the internal dialogue brings inner peace. Of course if one is to have an internal dialogue, one should only say good things to oneself.

  22. You're absolutely right, rote recital in no way offers the insight or relaxation of true meditation.

    I just started meditating again and it has been phenomenal.

    Keep up the good work and enjoy life!
    Ryan

  23. Hi,
    I worked for a famous architect in the early 1990's.He never hired a graduate student or fresh graduate student.I asked for a reason.He said "when a degree holder hangs his degree on the wall, he hangs his mind too?" So I asked "what about a Phd candidate?", he replied" he is like an archbishop or cardinal to Jesus:)"

  24. DEAR Randy, very sorry that I did not know English. SO WANT TO GET TO YOU IN THE WORKSHOP .... but without an interpreter could not understand YOU ... Now the problem number 1 learn English.

  25. Hi Randy
    Wisdom is powerful.
    There is power in peace and quietness.
    Detach yourself from external noise and surround yourself with a spirtual environment
    -DG

  26. Meditating has changed my life so drastically. I've actually left overwhelmingly mind-numbing parties to go meditate. Ha!

    Connecting with my Truth changes my whole demeanor. I so look forward to the experience several times a day!

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  • 44 comments on “The Way of Wisdom”

    1. As a side note - useful knowledge can be a bit hard to find by searching on google 🙂

      Most information on searches is the opinions of broke people who know how to manipulate search rankings - you've got to know how to look.

      Other than that though - I think that true wisdom comes from an 'inner self' that we all have, unconscious mind, higher self, etc - and can only be tapped in to by letting go 🙂

      Even Jesus taught:

      "When ye go before kings and magistrates, don't think what ye ought to say, but your father, who knoweth all things, speaketh through you"

      (or something like that - been a while since I read the Bible through)

      -dave

    2. Wisdom,...are you kidding?..THAT is The Difference in People.WISDOM!!..to me...Wisdom is knowing what God knows!..that is it!...and how do we know what God knows you ask...it's in HIS Word!..for His Words are Spirit and They are Life!...Yes, Randy,...you are correct...let's start our day...with filling our minds with not the facts for the day..but the TRUTH of the day.
      His Word.
      And that is How I Am Handling That.

    3. My weekdays start out with an alarm but it's so quietly set to music that I only just hear it. That way I don't jolt awake with a racing heartbeat. I snooze for 10 minutes, allowing myself to wake more fully before getting up. I start with a mineral drink which goes down 1 hour before anything else. Next I check the weather online so I can choose the right clothes. I make my bed, take a shower, do my hair and make-up, get dressed and then I finally have breakfast starting with fresh fruit, a couple of free-range eggs, a home-made buckwheat pancake or two and some supplements usually complimented by a music CD. I check my e-mail before heading out the door to work. The whole process takes me and hour and half, but it's very peaceful and I have plenty of time for reflection. I often also spend time thinking about one of my most important goals.

    4. Dear Randy!
      This is so true. True wisdom comes from meditation, and allowing yourself to stand by what you found out. I have experianced that a lot of times, and it is due to that I found and strengthend some of my abilities. This is so powerfull, and I trust these abilities more than anything else I "learned", because it has to come from your own realization and observation, and deep down, only yourself can find the truth for you. Usually the truth or wisdom is very simple (not easy). I get completely "high" just talking about this.
      I have a question for you. What do you do, when there is areas you cannot get through to? I mean some areas just will not "give" the information you need to get moving and developing in that area? Because when you get the true "why", whatever is in the subconscious mind, does not have the power over you, as it is no longer subconscious, it is out in the open.
      Lene

    5. Great Post Randy..

      To me ultimate wisdom is the person who makes the most decision in life and learns from them.

      Alot in life, people are confronted with big decisions but by running away instead of confronting them, they learn nothing

      Your life experiences are here to purify you, change you and even now and then , you will make in hindsight wrong decisions but the wisdom you will attain from those choices will come back to you tenfold...

      Thanks for sharing..

    6. Hi Randy, enjoyed this post and agree that the way you start your day can be a reflection on the outcome.
      I personally practice this. Before going to sleep at night I repeat several times, something positive I would like to achieve the next morning.
      I've been using this method for a couple of years now and it truly works with positive results. As a rule what you went to bed thinking about manifests itself the next morning.

      This practice brings to the forefront your true inner wisdom and peace of mind knowing you can tap into your inner strengths and powerful thoughts.

      Give it a go and see for yourself.... it's truly amazing!!!

    7. For years now I have practiced a meditation I learned from Wayne Dyer. He has a book and a cd that can help people just starting to develop this into their lives. It's called "getting in the gap". making conscious contact with God through Meditation.

    8. I was just reminded by an email I received today of a free source to learn eft. If you go to http://www.thetappingsolution.com you can download a free book on how to learn EFT. I'm sure if anyone on this blog is practicing it, you can share how fabulous the results are for releasing negative energy. Great way to start or finish the day getting rid of all the negative beliefs stored in our subconcious minds.

    9. I have mixed feelings with this one because I meditate a lot while doing other things. (running, dance, walking, driving, Reiki)

      In the mornings I enjoy creative thinking. But receive mixed signals about mediating ...which means...I may need it because if I'm not sure it means I need it.

      Another signal that shows me it may be helpful is that my mind is focused only when I am doing something else. And at night that something else becomes mindless eating. (rather than for nourishment alone). I am very active during the day so the extra calories don't show ...but I it still matters because I am using something other than self mastery to create a stable focus and I am sure my mind would be more efficient if I could focus it without running a billion other programs first.

      Hmmm...yes...if I am doing something else I can do it in a meditative way...but I have a hard time just being still without a purpose.

      So...I will officially add stillness meditation to my tracking list and see if we can't tame the id.

      ok, time to connect with everyone including source via the spiritual channel of stillness. 20 min a day good? Can I drink my tea at the same time? Guess I'll have to ask when I get on the other channel.

    10. Good piece, Randy, and while I agree that meditation is integral in getting to know self (wisdom), too many fail to follow up with taking action and integrating the lessons in their lives. You said it, "and take daily actions that bring you closer to manifesting it."

      Too many people, even some of your followers, talk a good talk from the keyboard and proclaim themselves as 'Wise Man' or 'Wise Woman', but don't follow up their lessons from God (self) with taking action in the world. Pretenders!

      We (I do) can learn from the character in Hermann Hesse 'Siddhartha' when the boy encounters the Buddha, the all-knowing one. The boy tells the wise one that he cannot learn from him wisdom and enlightenment, but must instead walk his own path and fully live life that he may one day know truth, know himself, know enlightenment.

      So yes, I do take some quiet time most mornings, make note of my inner guidance, listen to and learn from the wisdom of the Randy Gages and others (not the pretenders), and go daringly out into the world, transparent and full of imperfection and brilliance, to make a difference.

      Thanks for modeling your own boldness!

      -Robb

    11. This blog is the most thought provoking writing I have ever read...and it is something new each day to get my wheels turning.

      This blog should be shared each day in high schools across the nation.

      Thank you Randy

    12. Randy, meditation allows for greater clarity, and in this practice I can hear my own wisdom speak from the depth of my consciousness.

      Stillness and silence is golden. It's full of many revelations. We just have be patient and listen.

    13. Yoga, Prayer, Exercise, Water and Coffee lol.
      plus some amazing affirmations to replace my old limiting patterns with new Positive empowering ones.

    14. Although I am new to these processes and am thankful for Randy's ability to 'stretch' our thinking, here is what I'm doing (or at least 'trying' to do most of the time).

      When I open my eyes in the morning, I give thanks that today is a new day and try to visualize how I would like the day to go.

      As I'm doing my morning ritual, I bring everything into my mind that I am thankful for. I make my way to the kitchen, pour a cup of coffee, and head for the back porch (regardless of the weather) with Stewart St. John's 'Cloudwalking' music. I spend a minimum of 30 minutes listening to music, saying affirmations/prayers from various authors, watching the squirrels play and the birds sing. It has been said that a man in tune with nature is a man in tune with God. I then go exercise, take a shower and get ready for the day.

      I fix some breakfast, turn on the computer and read (now) Randy's blog. I now am ready for my favorite part. I take out my 'virtual' checkbook, make a quite generous deposit and take the next ten or 15 minutes spending ALL that money. 🙂

    15. I have never practiced the sort of structured meditation in which the end result is entering into a zone of ‘no-thought’. Quite honestly, that doesn’t sound appealing to me, even though I am happy to know that others have experienced great peace and revelation from it.

      Having said that - I do, however, have my own routine and love starting my day by setting intention and practicing self care. For many, many years, I neglected those types of practices because I believed that by ignoring my own needs and rushing off to take care of others, I was busily fulfilling my life’s purpose. I was wrong. Although taking care of others at the expense of nurturing myself did many times bring me great joy, eventually, it also brought me to the bottom of a nearly empty emotional well and a fair share of resentment - and there was no one else to hold responsible for that but me. My choice. My consequence. My lesson. When this finally dawned on me, I started to show up for myself because, like Randy said – “… the only real enemy you face on this pathway is yourself.” 🙂

      Now, I make it a priority to spend some time both morning and night tending to nourishing myself – physically, mentally and spiritually. Sometimes I have more time for this than others, but I do my best to include daily the following: some reading or audio/video listening that creates contemplation in my mind and cultivates my soul, a diet that is about 75% raw foods which nurtures my body, and visualizing to an audio recording that I wrote which describes a day in my ideal life to keep me on track toward building my dreams. From this place, I can then create inspired action lists which keep me on track during the day so that I give away less and less time to thoughts and activites that serve to distract from my higher good.

      For me, this is all part of my own type of spiritual practice – and I am so enjoying the journey.

      K

    16. One of the best ways to acquire wisdom is through general life experience. That is the best teacher sometimes. I am much wiser now than I was 5 years ago.

    17. I forgot to mention too that you can gain tremendous wisdom from learning from someone else's life experience. Especially those that are successful.

    18. 6 days a week I take an hour to myself, jog, breathe the fresh air, stretch and then sit quietly with a juice while I read a positive passage to get my head right for the day ahead. It is amazing how much of a "spring in your step" you have, when you know you are growing.

    19. One thing that's helped me recently, from Randy, is in the morning, reading "As a Man Thinketh" which I picked up at the library on the recommendation of one of Randy's videos!

    20. Randy,

      I meditate using Holosync. I do this at night, but it would be good to start the day that way. But I do eat real food and not dead food substitutes, lol!

      Karen

    21. I believe that meditation leads to the absence of thought, and that stopping the internal dialogue brings inner peace. Of course if one is to have an internal dialogue, one should only say good things to oneself.

    22. You're absolutely right, rote recital in no way offers the insight or relaxation of true meditation.

      I just started meditating again and it has been phenomenal.

      Keep up the good work and enjoy life!
      Ryan

    23. Hi,
      I worked for a famous architect in the early 1990's.He never hired a graduate student or fresh graduate student.I asked for a reason.He said "when a degree holder hangs his degree on the wall, he hangs his mind too?" So I asked "what about a Phd candidate?", he replied" he is like an archbishop or cardinal to Jesus:)"

    24. DEAR Randy, very sorry that I did not know English. SO WANT TO GET TO YOU IN THE WORKSHOP .... but without an interpreter could not understand YOU ... Now the problem number 1 learn English.

    25. Hi Randy
      Wisdom is powerful.
      There is power in peace and quietness.
      Detach yourself from external noise and surround yourself with a spirtual environment
      -DG

    26. Meditating has changed my life so drastically. I've actually left overwhelmingly mind-numbing parties to go meditate. Ha!

      Connecting with my Truth changes my whole demeanor. I so look forward to the experience several times a day!

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