Are you dealing with any of this?1) You don’t know how to live a good life. 2) You don’t know how to balance different aspects of your life. 3) You’re not mindful and present at the moment. In this episode, you will learn: 1. How our perception of wisdom has changed over time
“Wisdom is not really book smart. It’s also about going back to nature and going back to the ancient teachings. And frankly, the one thing I’m most excited about is how much guidance and wisdom comes from our bodies.”
Dr. Elvir Causevic is a Bosnian American engineer, lawyer, and business executive who has written and spoken extensively on the topic of wisdom. He is the founder of Up End, a company that provides wisdom training and coaching.
This is Dr. Elvir Causevic’s story…
My guest Dr. Elvir Causevic and I discussed the definition of wisdom. Dr. Causevic noted that wisdom is often seen as intellectual knowledge, but it is so much more than that. Wisdom is about balance, empathy, and compassion. It is also about being in the moment and enjoying what we have. To gain wisdom, we must first be aware of ourselves and our surroundings. We must also be willing to take action.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How our perception of wisdom has changed over time
[00:00:02] – Dr Elvir is the guest on this episode of The #Speakeasy Podcast. He is an avid reader who believes in the importance of wisdom and being wise. Dr. Elvir explains to the podcast how the perception of wisdom has changed over time and how people’s perceptions of it have evolved.
[00:01:23] – Dr. Elvir Causevic is originally from Bosnia. He’s been in the US. For 30 years, he is a father of four kids from 11 to 25. Dr. Elvir has trained as an engineer and as a lawyer. He has worked in investment banking and in Silicon Valley. He always enjoyed working with people and learning from people who have been the wise elders in his life.
[00:03:24] – Wisdom is about a balance between self and others, between now and later. It’s also about the difference between intellectual knowing in your brain and incorporating all different kinds of knowing. Nature is one of the greatest teachers of wisdom because when we leave it alone, nature is in balance. The body is an incredible source of wisdom. Nature is also a source of wisdom. Wisdom allows us to slow down and enjoy what it is that we actually have.
[00:11:09] – At Yale, he learned a lot about wisdom. Now he’s started six companies. His last company is called Up End because he’s trying to upend life challenges with wisdom skills. He’s a dad of four and manages kids, families, and relationships. Plus, these companies. He teaches people how to rewire their brains so that it’s not automatic. The key thing is to tackle and carry through. It’s the taking of action that helps train your brain and wisdom. If I don’t act on automatic and I give myself a break, everybody wins. I feel better, my friend feels better, my customer feels better, and my kid feels better.
[00:17:13] – Awareness is being aware of your surroundings. It’s a skill that’s proven to have worked for 60000 years. From ancient Africa and Aboriginals in Australia, South America, North America, Europe, and everywhere. Unfortunately, it’s not taught in schools in the way it used to be. It’s the same with families, with friends, with themselves, with their bodies, and with their own health.
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