Our spiritual journey is all about the gaining of wisdom. Knowledge is also important, but the test of our maturity, spiritual or otherwise, is being wise enough to know when and how to use our accumulated knowledge and natural gifts in an appropriate way in any situation. So really, it is not the 'what' of life (what you are/what you have or don't have), but the 'how' (how you use what you are/have)that will lead us to wisdom and further along the path of our spiritual journey. Wisdom is gained by allowing the gift of understanding within every experience to be felt and understood within our own Being. The heart (your heart) knows the truths that resonate for you personally - you actually feel it. Many years ago when I was impatient to gain the understanding of 'everything right now!' and someone said "the heart knows" to me, it would drive me wild - "knows what and how; and exactly what the heck do you mean??" I have come to realise that it is a feeling, a resonance within my Being that tells me what is true for me and thus leads me to an understanding and a gaining of a bit more wisdom - and so it goes. To me the most important work that any of us can do is our own - the clearing of our own filters and beliefs so that we may be a clear vessel through which the Light of Life flows on out to all of Creation.