Defining Intelligence and Wisdom

by Priscila Azeredo de Souza, 35yrs, London, UK

I am re-claiming my wisdom. I am a very wise woman, innately. My inner-heart knows everything and it considers everyone, spherically.

I became an intelligent woman… I learned how to be intelligent so I could hide my wisdom behind it.


Intelligence does not challenge anyone; intelligence is challengeable. It lets irresponsibility have its way.

Intelligence is weak; it stands in the uncertainty, and on sloppy grounds.

Intelligence is selfish and it fosters separation. It’s a very sophisticated and calculated tool used to gain over others.

Intelligence is draining; it constantly needs to prove itself.

Intelligence plays games. It studies the adversary and cleverly puts him/her down.

Intelligence judges – more intelligent, less intelligent.

It fights, and it tries to prove itself.

Wisdom is different.

Wisdom asks you to be all that you are, to be true, to be responsible, to be an equal.

Wisdom challenges irresponsibility, wisdom challenges intelligence, wisdom challenges arrogance.

And it does it naturally so.

Wisdom does not fight, only presents.

Wisdom does not judge. It holds an understanding.

Wisdom does not play games. It knows the other person is equally wise and it calls us up, “Hey, what are you doing? You know you are Wise”.

I am very blessed to have so many wise people around me – they inspire me to be equally wise.

Wisdom is the intelligence of the inner-heart.

I am re-claiming my wisdom. I am a very wise woman.

Inspired by the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine

137 thoughts on “Defining Intelligence and Wisdom

  1. “Hey, what are you doing? You know you are Wise” – that exactly is it. Wisdom does not stand above you, and what it says makes us go ‘Wow…’ and ‘Of course that is so’ at the same time.

  2. It feels to me that intelligence comes from the heartless mind and promotes individuality, whereas wisdom comes from a whole body multidimensional intelligence which is inclusive of all.

  3. Wisdom is ageless and is unifying, whereas the intelligence most subscribe to in life separates and competes and leaves everyone feeling less.

  4. I love how simple you make the choice between wisdom and intelligence here, there’s something about the word wisdom that makes me feel an ancient-ness in me, that I already know everything, whereas intelligence is a bit like a skill that needs to be honed and always improved.

  5. When you challenge another one using your mental intelligence, you invite the other one to choose from a series of options to respond to you that result in a pattern of movement that confirm the vibrational trap you have said yes to.

  6. It is much needed that we redefine the vast difference between intelligence and wisdom, as we seem to currently believe they have the same meaning. Intelligence seeks to overpower another with superiority and ownership, whereas wisdom is all inclusive by virtue of the fact that it honors its source is from a universal truth that is already known by all, therefore never can be owned.

  7. In terms of intelligence it really depends on where the intelligence or so called intelligence comes from. If we are simply talking about re-call then that is not true intelligence just the ability to recall knowledge. If we are talking about the intelligence of the inner heart as you mention, well that is an entirely different matter.

  8. In society many champion intelligence and are identified by this, when you connect to true wisdom intelligence is exposed for the arrogance and separation it promotes.

  9. The type of intelligence our society currently fosters has made us feel special, separated from each other, blind to the wisdom we all equally have access to.

  10. ‘Wisdom asks you to be all that you are, to be true, to be responsible, to be an equal’ and opens us up to a whole new dimension and understanding of human life and its imperfections.

  11. How true you words Priscila, as I read your bolg I can’t help be be inspired to move forward to this divine wisdom within me.

  12. “Intelligence plays games. It studies the adversary and cleverly puts him/her down.” This is very true and succinctly stated. Wisdom on the other hand knows what to say to restore, heal, and support a person to rise up out of anything that is not true and reconnect to what is.

  13. Intelligence is very separated from life, whereas wisdom is very related to every part of life. I enjoyed reading about the differences of intelligence and wisdom, particularly “Wisdom asks you to be all that you are, to be true, to be responsible, to be an equal.” Intelligence is often used for individuality, and to compare ourselves as either superior or inferior. Whilst it’s true we need intelligence for the systems of life, it’s actually wisdom that’s lived.

  14. I feel very blessed to know the difference between the two. En mass in society we are taught to foster and champion intelligence but ignore its shortfalls and blatant errors, covering them up with good, reason, logic and justification. Wisdom doesn’t hide anything, it presents its riches and mistakes which are areas for growth.

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