Experiencing multiple “bubbles” of the Kingdom of Heaven produces a residual effect in people. One of those is this aspect of insight. The more of the Kingdom of Heaven we experience in the here and now the smarter we become. Last post described the emotional facet of the experience. It could be measured on an emotional quotient (EQ scale) used by the mental health communities. The more experiences people have, the healthier they become emotionally. This article is similar only now we are addressing the idea of getting smarter.
Hindsight is twenty-twenty so the saying goes. Seems like reviewing life through the rear view mirror always gives us opportunity to see what all of our options were in a given set of circumstances. That review can give us a vision of what might have been. What might have occurred now that we know the outcome from our choices? One of my favorite activities is to play chess against the computer, after every match there is a pesky button when pressed will reveal all the moves in the previous game. With perfect 20/20 hindsight, and a Watson like artificial intelligence, it reveals in glorious detail all the moves I made and what moves would have been better. Checkmate every time, GRRRRR. What if we could go through life with the 20/20 hindsight only now it’s not hindsight but rather now foresight? Over time perhaps even insight that is being able to anticipate life in order to make better and better choices. It is also a residual of experiencing multiple bubbles of the Kingdom of Heaven.
It is my current thinking left to my own brain trust my life would be a mess. Somehow working within the Kingdom of Heaven has made me more intellectually capable. It has given me insight into how to live in the here and now more effectively. I have an academic background in business, economics and finance. I have three post graduate degrees. Big deal.
Having diplomas doesn’t make a person smarter. It does, however, plow the ground for the seeds of insight and wisdom to be planted. I wrote my last thesis on economic development to move third world countries into the second world. I wanted to provide economic progress in such a way that all levels of the marketplace from the refugee encampments all the way to the executive boardrooms and houses of parliament could experience economic progress. I called the paper Deep Development.
I got a “C” from the professors because I didn’t quote my references and resources. Meeting afterward I asked her about the grade. She commented while my ideas on development were exceptional and she had never before seen them developed I needed to reference my sources. I pointed to my head and my heart and asked, “How do I put these as footnotes to the paper?” Mouth agape she said Deep Development is original thought? Yup and nope. It was a result of encountering multiple bubbles of the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth. Not really caring about the grade I asked, “Can you see this concept of Deep Development being deployed anywhere in the world?” It would take a Nelson Mandela type character to make this kind of economic and financial architecture possible. She would know she consults with the United Nations. Alas this is not Heaven!
This is an example of insight. So, what are your education, training, knowledge and experiences that are plowed ground, waiting for the seeds of kingdom wisdom to be sown bringing you into a wonderful place of having Solomon-like wisdom, providing much needed insight to a needy world. I live in the world of economics and finance. Where do you live?
Next week we will take time to review the facet of Time. Until then enjoy the next one thousand one hundred and seventy six hours. Hint the Kingdom of Heaven counts time differently.