Meditation is the most powerful tool in every religion; and in indeed in many personal development program. It is during meditation that you personalise your knowledge and synthesis new knowledge that can drive your success and achievement. Joshua 1:8 admonishes: This book of law shall not depart from your mouth; you shall meditate upon it day and night so that you can make your way prosperous and have good success. Can you think on below text for a moment:
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it costs all you have get understanding.
This version reveals something deeper that the usual King James version -” Wisdom is the principal thing; in all thy getting, get understanding”. The new version reveals that getting understanding cost money and probably energy and time. However, knowledge must translate into wisdom to make impact. The supremacy of wisdom is based on it’s ability to see both the big picture and details simultaneously. However, wisdom cannot function without understanding in the first place.
Therefore, investing in understanding helps us harness wisdom which is supreme. Here is the practical application. If you buy books and tapes on marriage, business or personal effectiveness, they cost money. You would still need to spend time listening or reading the materials; so, they cost time and energy. Understanding may have other opportunity costs suchlike not playing too much or having time out with friends. It demands more sacrifices of resources.
However, after paying for the costs of understanding, which could be for anything, we have paid the fee to acquire wisdom. It is at that point that our thinking, approach and disposition can change based on the new information acquired. Understanding can be jokingly translated into knowing what something is standing upon; going beneath the surface to grasp how something stand( under +stand). It is good to meditate and ask questions about a matter until we can see beneath the surface. It is at that point that we can say that we truly understand.
So, we must pay the price of understanding; and should also endeavour to price wisdom above any other thing.