Saturday, May 4, 2019

Extraordinary Discourse 430

Rock The Boat

You know, the Greek word sophia, what we’ve translated as the word "wisdom," comes from crafts—carpenters and hand work. The earliest uses of the word "sophia" is the tiller—the man at the tiller of a boat. He’s always making little moves to keep you on course. That’s all it is. It’s not big sentences. It’s just little moves.

That’s the way I think about wisdom, so I don’t use the word. It’s usually used in our culture in terms of big platitudes.
James Hillman