When Charles Dickens said this line in his novel ‘Hard Times’: “There is a wisdom of head and there is a wisdom of heart “.
The only thing he brought in here was that he has solved the conflict between the Heart and the head.
The head always speaks about the things that are not emotionally attached which have no connection with the emotions.
The decision you take, the choices you make can be of both the type but more or less time it always from the head.
And when it comes to Heart your heart doesn’t calculate, manipulate or extracts the finance, texts and results rather than it follows your intuition, your thoughts, your will to do something, to go and ask about something.
Wisdom is the highest level of intellectual maturity or intelligence that man’s mind can reach. Wisdom in all cultures has been described as the ultimate goal for human beings. Scriptures of the world talk of wisdom and how it can be achieved. Acquisition of wisdom is not an easy task.
Wisdom of the head as well as wisdom of the heart are most sought after rarities in the experience. The wisdom of the head can be likened to super intelligence, whereas the wisdom of the head can be likened to super emotional intelligence guided by intuition. We cannot say which wisdom is better? Wisdom is ultimate possession; either of the two types is sufficient to make the possessor contented and successful.
When God asked Solomon what blessings He should shower on him, Solomon supplicated, “Give me wisdom and knowledge.” He is considered the wisest of kings of all times. If the wisest king asked wisdom from God, there must be something unique about wisdom. Wisdom is the magic lamp of Aladdin. If you have it, you have everything. Wisdom actually is the ability to stay positive even in the most negative situations. If you have wisdom, you can achieve anything in life.
Success is a highly elusive thing! But those with right efforts, right thoughts, and right action catch the ever-elusive snitch-like (Harry Potter’s Quidditch winning ball) golden ball of success. So, one must not aim for success, rather one must aim for acquiring the right thoughts. Once thoughts are right, action and efforts automatically align themselves accordingly. This is not a simple process! One really has to work very hard to get the grail of wisdom. One must read a lot of books full of wisdom. There is no dearth of such books. Actually, beginning to read books is the beginning of wisdom. Books actually are nothing but the recorded thoughts and experience of great wise men. So, when we read a book, we actually read the thoughts and arduously collected life experiences. Once the thoughts become wise through reading, introspection, pondering, and reflection, one’s actions become wiser; and success for a truly wise man is a cinch.
Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher and teacher wisely said “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”