Aiming&Striving for Wisdom

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles

Wisdom is something I aim and strive for. The world is thinking about making money and here I am thinking about gaining wisdom. I can sometimes laugh at myself and my ways of thinking, but the best part about my aims and strives is that I know they fulfill me, enrich me, satisfy me and most of all make me happy.

I rather strive for a treasure that can only multiply and never be stolen, than strive for money and riches which can literally ditch you when the going gets tough. Wisdom is that one treasure that will keep you afloat whatever the odds.

Thats the reason when I am faced with hardships and pains, I never turn back and run. I face it head on cause I have the right ammunition(strive for wisdom) to face it. I am not saying I am wise and that I have all the answers…far from it! What I mean is, when I am striving for wisdom, all theΒ  problems and pains don’t seem that big. They don’t seem to be earth shattering issues which make my heart stop. I know the difference between right and wrong….and that’s all cause I am striving for wisdom. Every experience & every person in our life is a treasure trove full of wisdom. Lets tap into it.

I may never be very wise, but I know one thing, that striving for wisdom has made me the happiest I could ever be.

I often use and say this prayer in the beginning of every group counseling session or Motivational Seminar..I know you will love it and once you read it you will know why I love it so much:

“God,Grant me the serenity; To accept the things I cannot change;The courage, to change the things I can;And the wisdom, to know the difference.”

My Wisdom Treasure Trove is growing everyday. How about you? Are you striving for wisdom too?Please share you thoughts and your wisdom in the comments below. I would love to learn from you.

Lets all be Wisdom Rich Forever πŸ™‚

With Immense Love and Gratitude,


RAOKA– This article is part of The RAOKA mission that seeks to remind us that Random Acts of Kick Arse{raoka} happen all around usβ€”and also to spread the spirit. Each month, one of us RAOKA groupies picks a new theme to focus our attention toward positivity and goodness in this world. On the first Wednesday of each month (US time zone) we all post about what we’ve observed.
The RAOKA teamβ€”check out other WISDOM posts:
Lori at Jane Be Nimble,Lance at Jungle of Life , -Gayze at Gazehound’s Animal Communication
Stay tuned for next month’s theme: Trust (chosen by Gayze):)
RAOKA’s creator, Sami May, is currently on blogging hiatus and may return in the futureβ€”Lori has picked up the torch for her in the interim.
If you would like to part of this, please contact Lori and she will set you up.


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29 thoughts on “Aiming&Striving for Wisdom

  1. Bless you Zeenat. I think experience ignored is wisdom squandered. I think the wisest thing ever said to me was said by my Kyoshi, 7th dan black belt: there’s no such thing as a bad decision, you have two choices, make a decision or do nothing. I think if we’re unhappy, make a desicion. The outcomes not important. Every moment is an opportunity to become wiser, to live, simply that. To live. Life.

    1. HI Simon,
      You say it so beautifully..indeed every moment is a chance and an opportunity to grow wiser. Isnt that what life is all about….live now so fully you can feel it in your soul πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing your beautiful wisdom here.
      Much love~

  2. Hey Zeenat! It’s lovely to have you blogging again! Actually wisdom is not something I strive for. I believe it’s something that is an innate part of us and in the exploration of ourselves we unleash that wisdom. So good to see you blogging again!! πŸ˜€

    1. HI Amit,
      hmm…thats an interesting way at it. And i do agree…wisdom is part of us, unleashing it..and rather striving to unleash it, makes for better living. And hopefully wiser living too πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your lovely comment here.
      Much love~

  3. It has been wonderful to read the different thoughts on wisdom this month. I gain wisdom through living – I do think we have to be open to it though as wisdom is everywhere and yet how often do we miss the lesson or the opportunity because we are not open to it?
    Lovely thoughts on Wisdom and great to see you back

    1. Hi The Exception,
      I’m so glad you stopped by to share your thoughts on wisdom. Somehow, us being open to it makes it so much easier to soak in even the tiniest bit of wisdom floating around us.
      Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts here.
      Much love~

  4. Hi Z.
    I’ve always been told I’m wise even at a young age friends and family have asked my thoughts and opinions on things.

    I don’t thing I strive for it. I think I’m open to it…open to “seeing, hearing and learning the Truth.”
    I think I’m willing to go through the dark to get to the light. Some times I wait and get a bit uncomfortable but I’m there. I love what Simon says…that guy is brilliant! Some day we’ll see him as a Hay House author, speaker etc.

    1. HI Tess,
      You Know you are right. Wisdom should be something we are open to. But, in my case I had no idea what wisdom was in the first place. When i did realize what it truly meant…I was hooked πŸ™‚ I had to aim and strive for it. BUt now, after so many years …i think being open to it comes naturally.
      And yes, Simon is brilliant and so sweet. Hay House Author πŸ™‚ Sound so awesome! You better tell him about this… πŸ™‚
      Much Love~

  5. Zeenat, Zeenat, Lovey, Wise Soul,
    I KNEW you’d like this topic — it oozes from you. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks with my heart for being by my side as I take the RAOKA reins from Sami, officially. You’re super-duper kind. I enjoyed reading your words about wisdom. I can see that in you, that you strive for wisdom. It comes though in you.

    I’ve also enjoyed reading the comments here in your space. I’ve mentioned this before, but I get so much pleasure reading the thoughts of others with each month and topic. I hope you’re loving it, too.

    Enjoy, Zeenat, and I’ll be seeing you real soon.

    1. HI Lori Luv,
      I so enjoy this great sharing and caring we have with raoka. Its kind of enriching our wisdom..dont you think?? πŸ™‚
      I am so glad you are now officially taking raoka in your hands. I have a few suggestions to make raoka more happening and funnnn….will email you πŸ™‚
      Lots of love and big hugs~

  6. That’s gorgeous and wisdom is one of the joys of getting older. Never mind the wrinkles and sagging bits – at least we have a bit more knowledge about the ways of the world and experience of how best to deal with all life throws at us!

    1. HI Annabel,
      I love it…it is really the plus to getting older, wrinklier and wiser πŸ˜‰
      World throw us your curve balls…we are ready to take them head on πŸ™‚
      Thank you for our lovely comment here.
      Much love~

  7. Hi Zeenat,
    This is lovely, wisdom is worth so much more than all the money in the world, and is much harder to achieve. When I was young, my ‘ambition’ when I grew up was to be wise……while others were dreaming of being a pilot or getting married, I dreamed of being a wise woman who would be able to help others (odd child perhaps?!).
    Any way, now I am all gown up that is still my aim – and yes I am striving for it, but it seems a long way off. I often think about all the things I want to see, do, learn and expereince and feel quite overwhelmed. It helps to live in the moment and know I am achieving things daily.
    I think wisdom is something which will creep up on us without us knowing….we will still feel small in the scheme of things but hopefully, one day, someone will think of us as wise women:)

    Best wishes,

    1. Hi Kate,
      You ARE wise πŸ™‚ And getting wiser by the day. I think you have been a wise old soul from a very long time….that is such a refreshing way to live.
      Your comment made my heart smile πŸ™‚ Thank you.
      Much Love~

  8. Money is a trap man invented for himself. We came into this world with nothing, we are gonna leave with nothing. Its only what we give to this world that counts. Every second of our life can make us wiser, provided we keep our eyes open. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful article with us Zeenat.


    1. Hi Tavish,
      You are so right. We have created the money trap all by ourself…and the best part is we didnt need any science to get this way πŸ™‚
      And living with our eyes and hearts open to wisdom is the best way to live. So much treasure by the end of it na… πŸ™‚
      Much Love~

  9. Hi Zeenat .. yes I believe I’ve put the cudgel of work for work’s sake down and absorb pearls of wisdom instead .. I’ve always liked Aesop’s Fables .. and story telling can teach us so much .. to learn from others and watch what others do ..

    Great writing .. and so peaceful to read .. learning is so important, as is appreciation of those things learnt .. thank you – Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary,
      I love stories and I particularly love the Aesops fables and other childrens stories. Some how we can gain so much more wisdom from re-reading those stories now…much more than we could when we were kids na…
      Thank you for the lovely compliment on the writing…am happy its a source of peace to you.
      Much love~

  10. Zeenat,

    “The world is thinking about making money and here I am thinking about gaining wisdom.”

    Few people have this courage and intelligence that you have but please do know that the financial abundance is part of wisdom too, so as long as you are on the path money will find its way to you somehow. πŸ™‚

    1. HI Abubabrak,
      I know what you mean about financial freedom…but somehow, when your needs and expectations are next to nil, the rest just doesnt matter. BUt yes, abundance is part of wisdom too πŸ™‚
      Thank you fro you beautiful thoughts on this πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Z. My best treasures are my experiences. Mistakes are not fun when they just happened, but in hindsight they have taught me that everything will pass AND to have experienced that so I know it, is a treasure. Money doesn’t buy life, experiences do. The more I am a ‘yes’ to things, the richer I become. I do get frights when things do not look as if they go the right way, but to learn that there are always solutions to any situation IS so valuable.
    Much love to you and to Lori for taking RAOKA officially under her wing. xox Wilma

    1. Hi Wilma,
      I agree with you completely. Experience and the lessons learned are the best treasures money can never buy.
      And saying yes to learning is the first and most crucial step towards that treasure.
      Isnt lori wonderful….I love what raoka stands for..and how it brings all our thoughts together. I wish you would join too….I know your insight would be awesome πŸ™‚
      Much Love~

  12. Hi Zeenat,

    Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom.

    I think it’s a great approach to look at hardships as new opportunities to gain wisdom… One has to go through various challenges through life whether one wants to or not and it’s such a clever positive approach to see them as growth opportunities. This viewpoint probably not only helps one learn more but probably also helps one deal with the difficult situation much better πŸ™‚


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