It is quite rare but some of us love to grow and evolve our knowledge and opinions -and we never stop. We seek clarity above all else and along the way we learn that if we’re willing to admit we’re wrong on a regular basis, clarity happens. When we fight being wrong and hold fast to our beloved viewpoints, we get stagnant and start to atrophy. We suffocate on the foolishness we’ve become emotionally attached to and invested in.
Facing being wrong head on is, I think, the only way to grow into the person of wisdom we have the potential to become. This means staying true to the Higher Path, which demands complete self honesty from us. Wisdom only grows when we’re willing to look at the faults in our logic with complete honesty and learn.
In my ongoing quest for self mastery and mental clarity, my realizations of being wrong about things is proof I’m moving forward on the Path. I like this evidence; it tells me I’m getting clearer.
There’s always dead matter in our minds that needs to be flushed so that new ideas can take root and flourish. Only the unwise believe they have no more growing to do. Short of physical death or un/consciousness issues, there should be no end point to our deepening and evolving inner voice of wisdom. If we’re not getting wiser then it means we’re not staying true to the Higher Path.
I know it’s a radical view to take, but if we have the capacity to grow in wisdom and clarity -and we don’t do the work necessary to make that happen, then I believe we’re failures as human beings. We may be smart but if we’re unwise and mentally stagnant we’re no doubt attached to our own ignorance…so we’re sure as heck not intelligent. If we’re not growing in wisdom, we’re fools. End of story.