“The wise have eyes in his head while the fool walks in the darkness.” (14) Honest routine self-examination with prayer guided by the Holy Spirit is eyes in the head. Several forms of Spirit-guided meditation exist. The ancient Christian meditation adopted and transformed by Ignatian is popular. The five steps are:
- Review the day with gratitude. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead your thoughts.
- Become aware of God’s presence as you look back on the events of the day.
- Pay attention to your emotions and thoughts during events.
- What was your motivation during the event? You may be shown and remember some ways that you fell short.
- Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
- Look toward tomorrow and thank God.
Whether wise with eyes in the head to lighten the soul or fool in the dark both have the same fate; death (15). Contemplate the common denominator, “Like the fool, the wise man too must die!” The person who lives under the sun, without acknowledgment of God either cares not to contemplate the unavoidable destiny or lies when they say, “I do not fear death.”