Wisdom does not loom large in the modern psyche. It has been replaced by knowledge, which does not pretend to have emotive value… It is strictly about things and the manipulation of them; and, unsurprisingly, it’s directed outwardly, towards the technologies of life and not their meanings. So we have many people who, externally speaking, are able but not wise; active but not prudent…. But attention is born from within, not from outward circumstances; and in great esoteric traditions, as well as the traditional religions, attention is of a divine origin, not a worldly one. ~ Lee VanLaer