I'll admit that I spend a great deal of time trying to "catch" as much wisdom as possible. I think about what books I read, I try to remain curious alwyas looking at new things.
I am not Type A. In fact I don't really know what Type I am. Regardless, I don't really have a rigid approach to finding wisdom.
I'm starting to realize that some of the deepest and most meaningful pieces of wisdom come simply from chance. I met a woman last night through a friend who has beautiful children. Unfortunately, their father passed away a few years ago. It affected me deeply emotionally. However the honesty and directness of the woman was magnificent.
It taught me an awful lot about dealing with death. The fact is, I move on, I HAVE to.
My daughter of course imparts unbelievable pieces of wisdom to me. I think she's smarter than me in a lot of ways.
Madeleine L'Engle said: "That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along."
Perhaps the answer for me is to stop worrying about HOW I can find it and simply be present to the now. It feels like the most likely place that I will find wisdom.
Or maybe I should just lighten up. :)