I recently posted a quote, "Knowledge is learned, wisdom is remembered," wisdom comes with living life and our experiences along the way. A dear friend of mine asked me on my birthday, what was the best part of being my age, my answer without question is my wisdom. Wisdom is one of the things I treasure the most with age, I love what I know. We all have been filled with so much wisdom throughout the years, lessons and experiences we can use to help direct us, and navigate as we go. Writing about self in last weeks blog, our wisdom is a big part of who we are and what we know, and how and why we make many of the choices we do in life.
Our knowledge comes from our education, reading, listening, learning, lessons... Some things we choose to know and others come with our schooling, work, things that we may need to know in order move ahead or manage what is gong on around us. Our wisdom is us, engrained into our being, a part of us, culturally, spiritually, personality, our beliefs, our habits, a lot of what contributes to self and who we are. The knowledge that is learned and our wisdom we experience, combined, help us to grow into the best version of ourselves.
Making changes in our lives in order to feel better, move better, be better, our wisdom tells us that these changes need to be made, our knowledge helps direct us to how those changes can be made. May we always continue to grow wiser as the years pass, and may we never stop learning. Making wise decisions for ourselves when it comes to our health and wellbeing will always be a necessity and something that will last a lifetime. I end this week with this definition;
Wisdom~ the soundness of an action or decision with regard to at the application of EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, and good judgement!! "Savor your wisdom"
Chopped Greens Goddess Salad
½ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves and stems
⅓ cup packed fresh mint leaves
⅓ cup packed fresh parsley leaves
¼ cup water
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
1 ripe avocado cut into halves
Juice of 2 lemons
3 tbsp rice vinegar
½ cup olive oil or avocado oil, or combine the two ¼ cup each
Fresh spring greens, chopped
Any other chopped up veggies you like and that adds some color and texture to your salad.
(the measurements will be up to you and how many you are feeding)
Place Herbs, garlic, water and salt into a food processor or blender and blend until the ingredients are pureed. Add the avocado, lemon juice and vinegar and blend again, with the food processor or blender running slowly pour in the oil. Season again with salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble the salad in a large bowl, and add the dressing slowly (depending on the size of your salad, you may not need to use all the dressing) and toss to coat.