Yogananda provides a wonderful description about how wisdom comes into our consciousness.
“Discrimination born of intuition through soul contact insurers right judgment in any given situation. The soul, through the agency of intuition, drops divine guidance into the consciousness of the devotee; the intuitive guidance manifests as wisdom through the discriminative faculty to guide the intellect or reason to the right determination.”
Intuition is the voice of the soul. Intuition “delivers” wisdom into our consciousness. At this point all is good. The ego and its emotions can jump in and interpret what it has received for good or bad. Even without any ego distortion, we face the challenge of acting on the wisdom skillfully or not so skillfully.
As we deepen our connection to our soul through meditation, the quantity and quality of wisdom that comes into our consciousness increases. Correspondingly, our ability to then act on its guidance skillfully also increases.
January 10, 2013