The Wisdom Within


176 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 1-55105-288-1
DDC 158.1




Reviewed by Koos A. de Beer

Koos A. de Beer is an ESL instructor in Vancouver, B.C.


Thought affects how we interpret the world around us. This book looks at
how we can gain insight about our lives through the use of our mind, our
consciousness, and our thoughts.

The first few chapters examine these important concepts. Mind is like
the universal intelligence, consciousness is the awareness of how
reality is created, and thought is how we interpret and view life.
Closely associated with the three concepts are our insecurities and
feelings. According to the authors, we have not been taught to trust the
universal intelligence, and so when we gain an insight into something,
we often distrust it. As well, we often think that feelings come before
thoughts. The authors argue that the reverse is true; thus, when we
start to have uncomfortable emotions, it’s a clue that our thinking is

The middle chapters discuss living in the “zone,” a state in which
one is open to insights. Here the authors examine how our everyday lives
and our mental health are enhanced by staying open to our innate natural
intelligence (wisdom). In the last chapters of this insightful book,
they discuss how our relationships can improve—and how society as a
whole can benefit—when people live in the zone.


Mills, Roger, and Elsie Spittle., “The Wisdom Within,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 13, 2024,