“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw; Irish playwright, critic and polemicist.
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water into a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash… Become like water, my friend.”
All over the world people confuse intelligence with knowledge–i.e., knowledge is information, rigid data which serves a purpose in analyzing and categorizing certain constructs and patterns; but, on the other hand, intelligence goes beyond it, because it is our inner strength and our imagination at work here, our adaptability to change, and the realization that life is ever moving forwards like the the wise but steady flow of a beautiful river.
It is not intelligence to have memory and recite Shakespeare or do math equations, because these are patterns you can re-construct and analyze in your mind from a data-base in this same conscious mind–most likely learned from school, a teacher, or a book. This is what the world praises and recognizes as intelligence and genius, but this is just the seat of thought/the ego–our conscious thought is just the surface of our mind/our humanity, but intelligence lies beyond the surface. Take for example your human body–even though ignorant people think you are what you see in the mirror, you really are the energy moving your body/the divine energy within each cell making up the physical body.
The photo below clearly states that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, such ability that we all have; however, many people fall trap of a lazy and comfortable ego, they are attached to cultures and lifestyles, to traditions and memories, and they suffer because of this neglectful process against experiencing a richer, wiser life.
Happiness, absolute bliss can only be embraced and experienced if we move along with life, within its wisdom and without being attached to something in the past.
It is the wise sage the one who sees change and enjoys change, because he knows that in this hides the secret to enjoy the eternal present which moves ever forward with life.
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