"Wisdom has built her house, she has carved out her seven pillars:" Proverbs 9:1. The aim of this series is to present a non-cliche, non-religious point of view of wisdom. I do subscribe to some religious interpretations of the subjects addressed, but wish to here, only point out the common understanding of the principles.
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other"
Pillar #2 Peace
Wisdom will always seek a way to bring peace within myself and with others. Peace with myself always precedes peace with others. It's imperative that I find a place of calmness, centered in myself and quiet in my thoughts, from that haven I influence my relationships. Look for ways to get along with your enemy, your friend, your spouse, and your nation. Haste has no room in this pursuit. Anger will rise tempting me to act impulsively. I must resist every urge to act quickly. Calmness, confidence, and quietness will be the lighthouses that guide me through the dire straights of relationships. Taking a deep breath, calming my emotions and raging thoughts, I find the peace that's born from mother Wisdom.