Each of us goes through pain. It is integral to life. Yet it is not an aspect of Life. It is the fruit of melancholy and sadness, but not wisdom.
Wisdom demands great introspection, tremendous honesty, profound humility. One has to die to ones own importance. Totally.
But it is absolutely essential that intelligence prevails. Intelligence means to read between the lines of thought. It is immensely creative and absolutely impersonal, yet that does not preclude the personal.
Wisdom and vision are living entities. Man must be quiet inside to listen to them. That is an enormous responsibility., universal to every human being.
There is in man the potential for evolution. It is intrinsic to nature, yet in man it has an extraordinary potential for flourishing.
To recognize this is to be silent before what matters. Then listening is.