Spiritual Exercise – Wisdom

Spiritual Exercise - Wisdom

The Best Advice You’ve Received

Wisdom is a gift. We pass it on to each other like a precious jewel. None of us want others to make the same mistakes we did, so we generously share our advice.

In other words, wisdom connects us. It’s not just something we collect to uplift ourselves. It’s something we pass on so we can all make it through together. Or to put it another way, wisdom and kindness are more closely linked than we acknowledge.

To honor this, we’re invited this month to remember the wisdom we’ve received. To help, we’ve assembled some awesome videos and articles to jog your memory.

Here are your instructions:

  1. Make time to meditate and reflect on the videos and articles below.
  2. Let them take you back in time to the best advice you got from others.
  3. Then, out of all those memories (and pieces of advice) pick the one you think is most relevant to you currently. Pick the one your life right now needs you to remember.
  4. Come to your group ready to share your journey.

Add Ons:

  • Make this exercise richer by asking someone close to you about the best advice they received. Maybe even interview a few folks. It’s not only a great way to help them remember the gifts of wisdom they’ve received, but it’s also a sneaky way for you to get some more great advice passed on to you! 
  • You might also listen to the videos for new wisdom you need to hear. As you watch and listen, ask yourself, “Is any of this advice, the wisdom I need right now?”

Must Watch!

  1. Best Advice You’ve Received | 0-100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfsyrNKhNTE
  2. The Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned | 0-100: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2GsSy8LNXg
  3. How to Age Gracefully | CBC Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sycgL3Qg_Ak
  4. 12 Truths I Learned from Life | Anne Lamott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X41iulkRqZU

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