knowledge wisdom understanding

Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.
What is it like to live an awakened life?

While the world is trying to solve its problems and everyone around you is engaged in the same, you’re not. While everybody around you is trying to figure it out, trying to arrive, trying to “get there”, trying to be worthy, you’re not. While everyone thinks that awakening is a grand, noble, halo-enshrouded thing, for you it’s not. While everybody is running from this life right now, in this moment, to try to get there, you’re not. Where everybody has an argument with somebody else, mostly everybody else, starting with themselves, you don’t. Where everybody is so sure that happiness will come when something is different than it is now, you know that it won’t. When everybody else is looking to achieve the perfect state and hold on to it, you’re not.

~ Adyashanti

Supergirl Tarot

The High Priestess - Supergirl

“The High Priestess represents wisdom, serenity, knowledge and understanding. She is often described as the guardian of the unconscious. Reversed this card can signify that you are not listening to your inner voice and may need to take time for reflection and meditation.”

True love really exists. It may not be with the person you envisioned in your head. It may not come at the time you want it. It may not feel the way you think it should. But it does exist. When it comes, you’ll know it. You won’t be able to deny it, control it, explain it or escape it. It’ll consume your thoughts, it will consume you. It’ll make your heart beat differently. Love will alter your breathing, even the way you smile. True love is realistic, sweet and overall beautiful. So just because someone that wasn’t for you, hurt you, doesn’t mean that love isn’t waiting for you.
—  Treka L. House

The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9
I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:1-2
Are you tired of waiting? Maybe, nothing seems to be happening. Maybe, you feel God is not hearing your cry for help. But your cry has reached the Lord your God. Wait for Him to intervene with His divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding. His answer or guidance is going to be the best.

Wisdom from Odin - Hávamál, beginning of stanza 26.

These are words that I personally live my life by. I follow them in knowing that I know nothing. There is always more knowledge in this world that is still hidden from my mind. In following these words, I always know that there will always be someone wiser than I in some aspect of life. 

I wish that more people understood this. I see too many act as if they know better than those they could learn from. We worry to often about looking stupid or foolish, but that is a part of life; we learn from those mistakes and experiences. If we understand that we always have more to learn and understand, we might be more open minded and feel less insecure about what we do know.

Judged scientifically, the individual is nothing but a unity which repeats itself ad infinitum and could just as well be designated with a letter of the alphabet. For understanding, on the other hand, it is just the unique individual human being who, when stripped of all those conformities and regularities so dear to the heart of the scientist, is the supreme and only real object of investigation.
—  Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self
She is. She is tranquility. Her mind is the sea. Her eyes are the air, ever present in motion. She is power. The wisdom, knowledge and integrity blue comes with. She is Heaven. She is blue.
—  Ariana M. Jimenez (thatgirlnvmedariana)
…it will, perhaps, give us some light into the present state of our minds, if we look a little into the dark side, and take a view of our ignorance.
—  John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
And now I realise, seeing someone in your free time and freeing your time to see someone are two completely different notions. One is convenience, the other is not.