In the information age, we are utterly saturated in other people's ideas. Some of them are easy to dismiss or tune out. Other bits seem like they might be helpful, so we gather them up.
And keep gathering.
And try to do exactly what we were taught in school; Memorize it and recall it when you need it. So we'll get the good grade, say the right words, do the best thing, but mostly, so that we'll be safe with that box checked off the list.
Wisdom doesn't work that way.
Wisdom lives through your being.
Trying and forcing is the surest sign that we don't have it. In fact, that's the fastest way to put a choke-hold on your intuition.
Wisdom is like love.
"Let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours. If not, it never was to begin with."
This is where the truest sense of freedom and faith originates.
I know that I know, and that is always enough to take my next step.
The Mystic Next Door