I Asked For Wisdom

I asked for wisdom and got it and found it is painful to be so wise.

I asked for strength then decided I could never have the strength I needed, so I left it to God and the Universe to be my strength.

I asked for patience and realized that all things flow in their own time and patient or not changes nothing.

I asked for independence and found value in interdependence as no one is just one.

I have gotten everything I have ever asked for and found there is truth in  ‘Be careful for what you wish’.   I wonder when it was I realized I wished for the wrong things?

And knowing the power of The Wish I hesitate in the doorway of another year afraid to get it wrong but needing to get it right.  I wonder if that indeed is wisdom?
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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. smile breathe and go slowly
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 21:50:54

    Love this! ‘all things flow in their own time’ soooo very true!

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  2. Barb
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 20:54:25

    Yeah, I stopped asking for patience. And when I realized that I’m a hard-headed learner, I added the extension…”Please give me wisdom, but don’t make it hurt.”
    Wonderful post. Thanks for the beautiful reminder of what’s important.

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  3. eof737
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 18:39:55

    It has been quite the ride Chris and I’m glad we connected. ♥Happy ♥New ♥Year ♥ & TY for the blog love! :-)

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  4. judithhb
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 23:34:13

    Love this post Chris. And while I didn’t wish for you in 2011 you appeared in my life and will continue to be there as you are on my wish list for 2012. :)

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  5. Lois Roelofs
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 21:46:11

    So much wisdom in so few words!

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  6. Crowing Crone Joss
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 21:45:44

    ah well, you can never get it wrong. All things, all wishes, all dreams and thoughts, become part of your journey and shape you into the marvel that you are!

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  7. Kathryn McCullough
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 20:06:17

    Wow, this is an amazing post, Chris! Happy New Year to you———-
    Kathy

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  8. winsomebella
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 18:25:45

    That is one heck of a post……love it.

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  9. barb19
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 17:29:40

    Very profound Chris – it makes you think! “Be careful for what you wish for” has always stayed with me since I heard it years ago somewhere.
    Happy 2012 my dear friend!

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  10. Katherine Gordy Levine
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 12:07:55

    Reminds me of my favorite line from the movie The Field of Dreams.

    Some days you win.
    Some days you lose.
    Some days it rains.

    My mother raised me on a number of sayings. Two were: “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” and “Nothing ventured, nothing gained. ”

    Realized reading your posts that those two sayings–which I hated hearing–sharped me in ways I didn’t necessary want and often wished hadn’t happened. I also brings on the salty waters. The saying made me do lots more with my life than I imagined. Moreover, I suspect have made me more content than if my what I wished for had been granted.

    Complicated isn’t it? Thank you Chris, I didn’t wish for you, but glad you were given to me.
    .

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  11. TheIdiotSpeaketh
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 10:49:05

    Wonderful Chris! Wishing you a very happy 2012! :)

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  12. Chatter Master
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 09:36:01

    Brilliant!!! Makes me want to make sure to rethink any and all wishes. Truly wonderful Chris.

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  13. ceciliag
    Jan 01, 2012 @ 09:30:11

    Wow, that is profound.. esp patience, everything in its own time whether you are patient or not! I need to scrawl that one in red lipstick across the mirror!! c

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