“Calmness of mind
is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
– James Allen
He claims that “Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” I love how that all comes together with ‘calmness is power.’ It is our accumulated wisdom that creates this calmness.
Of course, some may rather grow in their accumulated prejudice, but I think that moving toward the upper ages allows most of us to see how blessed our lives have been including all of the things we used to struggle with. Now we can see how that struggle was self-inflicted and temporary pain, and that these instances were also steppingstones to an improved position. There are so many ways and paths to the same end result.
As I age and make use of that golden ticket called reflection, I can see how everything worked out, often in spite of my efforts to thwart it. And, in the process of each, I accumulated bits of wisdom, now accumulated to a substantial and delightful amount, both in quantity and quality. This is what I love about being older. I love that I can see more clearly now.