By Bigyan Adhikari
It was about some day while, I was enjoying the volume-“The Way Of Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millan, my eyes caught a phrase “knowledge is knowing-wisdom is doing”.
Imagine that you are in an aeroplane and abruptly the pilot signals the danger of crash. He gives you a parachute and orders to jump out of the plane. If you failed or lost guts, you would be in your last legs and bite the dust. What menories would flash infront of you? How many of you are pretty sure that you can attempt to do that in a “Do or Die” condition? Although you may have seen different clips of several survival experts performing the very same stunt, I bet that you will not be 100% successful to attempt that because you may have knowledge,but what you lack is experience.
There’s a difference between knowing and doing. Even experience counts on a moment when one is about to shuffle from a mortal coil. You know what to do or undestand something, but you don’t really know it until you’ve done it.
If babies held the same tendency towards self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, ‘Aarggh! screwed up again!’. Fortunateely, babies are free of self-criticism. They just keep praticing. Befroe taking footsteps, many times they fall and at last after several bitter experiences they are finally able to walk.
Who say that experience doesn’t count? Before you see the light, you have to deal with the darkness. Before you know what true knowledge is you should have the patience to learn from experiences? For instance, we can all wittness the school world. Life is the only real teacher. It offers many experiences, and if experience alone brought wisdom and fulfillment, then elderly people would all be happy, enlightened masters. But the lessons of experience are hidden. True knowledge can help you leran from experience to see the world clearly.
Albert Einestein has said that “The only source of knowledge is experience”. Experience is the universal mother of sciences. Experience isn’t what happens to man; it is what man does with what happens to him. It’s by-industry achieved and perfected by the swift course of time. Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets are imprinted on the cells of your body. There is no ordinary moments. The truth is, there are so many amazing things going on at any given moment, but we’re too much inside of our heads to notice it. Just feel that you are here, the time is now and you are the moment. You can gain experiences with your mind cleared and eyes wide open.
When you keep moving on in your life, you gain a bundle of experiences. On living life and getting experiences,you are a warrior like everyone in this planet. A warrior does not give what he loves. He finds the love in what he does. When he loves doing it from his heart and learning from his experiences he comes to know what knowledge is. It’s the journey, not the destination. We spend the valuable time of our lives in the pursuit of achieving things and gaining success in what we do. No one of us have the patience to experience the moment, do we? Wait and experience, true knowledge comes like an opportunity and you can seize the moment. Why do we get frustrated when we err or commit silly blunders? It’s not ’bout the mistakes you commit, but it is ’bout the chance life gave you to learn from your experiences and never repeat it again. There is a saying ” Man makes mistakes but mistakes but mistakes make a man brillant.” It reflects the true knowledge that one gets from his/her experiences.
Knowledge, you may get from books but wisdom is trapped within you, release it. Knowledge is power? No,I don’t think so. Knowledge on its own is nothing, but the application of useful knowledge, now that is powerful.