Speaking Words of Wisdom

“Who is she who looks out as the morning, beautiful as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners?” – The Song of Songs 6:10

Philosophy has been my greatest consolation, friend and teacher in life. In the beginning she spoke to me through kindness. As a child thro’ reproof, a constant reminder to be good and kindly toward others, and during my emergence into adulthood, a natural blending of confidence & competence, courage & consideration, compassion & composure.

Now that my eyes have beheld her moon, she has become gentler still, graceful and rejuvenating. From the yoke of slavery she has pardoned me, allowing simplicity, moderation and self-control as the means to keep my will and intellect in check.

What solace to have not known extravagance or the desire to triumph over men nor the warmth of a woman’s body under the wool of a cold winter’s night. The hand of fate has spared me from striving after riches, properties and titles; forever free to leave this world in dignity and peace should the appropriate occasion call for it.

In gratitude let us reflect upon that ‘silent word’ that resides in the wellspring of the heart… O’ Woman of Revelation, clothed with the sun and the moon under thy feet, will you not bring the 12 so that heaven and earth may meet? From the silence of this inner peace we may hear her offspring speak:

“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.” – Proverbs 3:13-18

Now that you have drank from the cup of this endless sea, know the Queen of Heaven wears the tiara of Mercy, on her right Justice thy Lord & Command, poised in the middle resides Amnesty by which I am the man that I am, so why on good earth would the gods bequeath us the gems of Aurora, if not to learn from her embodied Torah.

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6 Responses to Speaking Words of Wisdom

  1. Sally says:

    ‘Simplicity, moderation, and self-control’ are so important.
    In the Biblical list of spiritual fruits, self-control is last on the list.
    Yet, it is critically important, since without it we are unable to live lives pleasing to God.
    Great post Jason. Thanks 🌷🤗

    • So the last will be first, and the first will be last? Self control for me is a beautiful virtue that resides midway between Temperance and Fortitude. But once turned in the right way becomes an amazing instrument. Even the most crude distortion of Eros can be shifted back into Agape while the chord of self control remains intact, and we know through divine wisdom that virtue remains very much the golden fabric of Love. May the God bless you Sally, for keeping your inner diamond transparent and shining anew.

  2. Andrew says:

    “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. ” Thoreau. What more can I ask for in this life but wisdom?

  3. Mary Jo Malo says:

    Jason, I appreciated your “c” collection: confidence & competence, courage & consideration, compassion & composure. While some of these have been graced to me, others require spiritual determination such as you have demonstrated in your own life. Lovely post.

    • Merci! There’s also the 6 c’s mindset if you’re interested in expanding your capacity for concord. Such a contemplative exercise may be best exercised during the beginning of the day. Here’s one version of my affirmation; however, feel free to turn it into a prayer or a poem or something else that is in keeping to your authentic nature:

      Just for today may my heart and inner wisdom work together to bring about a reduction in: 1) complaining 2) criticizing 3) condemning 4) conflict 5) condescension 6) conceit.

      Should you decide to take this on as a daily exercise, could you let me know if you observe any positive results down the road?

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