It was thought by some in ancient Greece that the wisest and most learned of philosophers and teachers came from those of the elite. If those lessons were to stay true today then would we learn the most from the richest among us?
But as in ancient Greece and in our lives today, we have learned that some of the most valuable lessons can be learned from those with no money or statue. The monks who choose to give up all their material possessions to live a life of silence and service to God showed us that it is not money or possessions that move us closer to God. Have we learned these pearls of wisdom? In ancient Greece it could be the blind beggar that gave his last coins to a mother less needy than he, so she could feed her children. These are ultimately soul lessons in compassion and unconditional love.
Who can turn out to be our greatest teachers? At times it may be our own children as they innocently see life through eyes that are not jaded and share this viewpoint with us. It may come from your great grandparent who has lived their life for 95 years and NOW has the perspective necessary for soul growth and peace.
Look around you, and listen carefully. You will be blessed to receive the understanding from many who cross your path even when you least expect it! Insight can come in the most unusual forms at times.
Who was the last person you received pearls of wisdom from or perhaps a new perspective?