Wisdom = Organized Life!

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When you face divorce you also face a lot of existential questions: Why am I here? Where am I going? What is the meaning of life?

From my own divorce days, I recall doubting every aspect of who I was. I questioned the achievements I had accomplished in the past and wondered if they were purposeful or meaningful. I remember doubting my judgment, my capacity...my sanity.

All of that is pretty normal, I guess--part of the shock of the divorce experience. I found that waiting patiently for the dust of my life to settle was a major part of the process of healing. Then I read a quote that helped bring some congruence back into my thinking:

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

I think it was Immanuel Kant who said it, and it struck me when I read it the first time. You might organize all the information you can acquire but the result will only be a nice check list of facts and figures.

But organizing the events of your life through journaling, counseling, pondering and praying--through these means of catagorizing and arranging--you can gain true wisdom. And, afterall, isn't that the main purpose of life? To gain wisdom?

Ordering and sorting through the complexities of mortality can bring peace and understanding, calm and acceptance, composure and joy. And all of those spell w-i-s-d-o-m!

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My name is Salli.

Divorced and full of fret and regret, I found my 'Reason for Living' on the internet. Now, my life is lots of fun, married in Portland, Oregon.

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