I was in my late twenties, with two small children, when we decided to become part of a home church. The pastor and his wife were two of the clearest, most loving people I had known and I still remember many things I learned from them.
I scheduled an appointment with the pastor because I was frustrated with myself over not being able to consistently live the changes I knew were needed in my life. We talked about the details and he let me voice my understanding of the principles I wanted to embrace as well as my frustration. Then he quietly said, “Catherine, it is one thing to know something intellectually, in your head; it is quite another thing to know and embrace it from your heart. It is the heart-knowing that allows true change. There are some things that you can acknowledge but you won’t truly know them until you have lived long enough to know them.”
He encouraged me to just live my life and give myself time to grow into what I was learning. He emphasized that life is a process, a journey to be lived. He told me what every counselor or spiritual mentor has told me through the years, “You don’t have to try so hard. You are doing it. The wisdom and consistency will come.”
There are things you cannot know until you have lived long enough to know them.
Not a bad definition of the unfolding of wisdom and enlightenment.
May your day unfold in peace, harmony, love and light. Namaste.