What is Wisdom?

Many decades of pursuing wisdom, and here is my discovery. 

Wisdom is perspective with teachableness, insight with humility, and discernment with lovingkindness.

Wisdom is gained by the skillful use of knowledge, the virtuous integration of thoughts, words, and deeds, and a deep and authentic knowledge of oneself. 

I am convinced that wisdom is not a virtue, but a collection of virtues. You could say that wisdom is a symphony of virtues all playing together the music of a life lived well. 

Wisdom is mastery in the art of living. A sage, then, is a person who is skillful in the art of living. It is someone who has awakened and gain insight into the true nature of reality.

Jay Forrest Blog