There is a new class at Yale. The professor is Prime Minister Tony Blair and it encompases 'global spirituality & global economics.' I sure wold love be be in that class to learn and study. I would share this web site with all my classmates.
In chapter 7 of the book of Wisdom the path to Wisdom and her defining virtues were given:
7 Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me;
I called on God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
8 I preferred her to scepters and thrones,
and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her.
9 Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem,
because all gold is but a little sand in her sight,
and silver will be accounted as clay before her.
10 I loved her more than health and beauty,
and I chose to have her rather than light,
because her radiance never ceases.
11 All good things came to me along with her,
and in her hands uncounted wealth.
12 I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom leads them;
but I did not know that she was their mother.
13 I learned without guile and I impart without grudging;
I do not hide her wealth,
14 for it is an unfailing treasure for mortals;
those who get it obtain friendship with God,
commended for the gifts that come from instruction.
21 I learned both what is secret and what is manifest,
22 for wisdom, the fashioner of all things, taught me.
There is in her a spirit that is intelligent, holy,
unique, manifold, subtle,
mobile, clear, unpolluted,
distinct, invulnerable, loving the good, keen,
23 beneficent, humane,
steadfast, sure, free from anxiety,
all-powerful, overseeing all,
and penetrating through all spirits
that are intelligent, pure, and altogether subtle.
Sometimes wisdom is doing what we do not necessarily want to do. That is part of obtaining wisdom and doing the right thing.
Being wise, instead of acting out or making an unwise decision. I often think back and see how i made the wise decision by having not made the choice that i wanted to make. And how that i could have made a better decision by assessing all of the data and information about the situation and using all of the wisdom that was always there.