Wisdom is underrated
We live in a time when we have replaced secret wisdom with information. Those are not my words. They are Thomas Moore’s and they come from his best-seller Care of the Soul.
I admit I’m a little late to this party. Care of the Soul was published in 1998 and there are over a million copies in print, so maybe you’ve already read it. I’m just getting started, but I’m already going to recommend it to you. (Not too risky on my part, as I just told you over a million copies are in print.)
Using art, mythology, his training as a therapist, musician and 12 years spent as a monk, Moore guides us to connect with our soul or our spiritual selves and tap into our own questions, answers and in-betweens with comments like these:
We have replaced secret wisdom with information.
Modern medicine . . . is hell-bent on cure and has no interest in the body’s inherent art.
If we do not tend the soul consciously and artfully, then its issues remain largely unconscious, uncultivated, and therefore often problematic.
We have a spiritual longing for community and relatedness and for a cosmic vision, but we go after them with literal hardware instead of with sensitivity of heart.
The intellect wants to know; the soul likes to be surprised.
Imagine a trust in yourself, or another person, or in life itself, that doesn’t need to be proved and demonstrated, that is able to contain uncertainty.
This book is a best-seller for a reason. Whether you read it years ago or it’s new to you like it is to me, I urge you to spend time with it. It is ripe with story-telling, wisdom, inspiration, inquisition and so much more, all for your benefit.