Sometimes, all we need for knowledge to transform into wisdom is a simple moment, a morsel of understanding frozen in a few words, thoughts or actions.
As holder of space in sharing circles around the globe, I spend hours dissecting and putting back together the conscious living philosophies of this age. There is a thirst for meaning that is rarely sated, only fed by the whirling explorations of conversation. Delivered via the mouth of one of my dear friends and teachers from her own teacher back in India, this little question is the simplest, juiciest phrase that has come to me recently. Whether I'm deciding where to shop for dinner, or making a choice between professional opportunities, I ask: "Am I choosing to stay in ignorance, or am I keeping myself aware? Am I closing, or am I opening?"