Posted by Frederic Brussat on April 2, 2021

African Wisdom

Not where I was born but where it goes well with me is my home.
— Kanuuri in Wisdom of the African World edited by Reginald McKnight

Sufi Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on April 2, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

Q: Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?
A: As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.
Q: Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?
A: To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.
— Anthony de Mello in One Minute Wisdom

Haiku . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on March 26, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

Praying is our daily appointment with wisdom.
— Thomas Merton quoted in Hanging Onto Hope by Melanie Svoboda

Movie Lines . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on March 5, 2021

Unitarian Universalist Wisdom

From beginning to end, the rituals of our lives shape each hour, day, and year. . . . If you understand them, you may enrich them. In this way the habits of a lifetime become sacred.
— Robert Fulghum in From Beginning to End

Literary Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on February 26, 2021

Literary Wisdom

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer

Catholic Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on February 19, 2021

Multifaith Wisdom

Open to the Spirit in all faiths.
— Bede Griffiths, Christian mystic and interspiritual pioneer

Mantra . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on February 12, 2021

Literary Wisdom

What is the meaning of life? The great revelation . . . never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark.
— Virginia Woolf in Lessons from the Dying by Rodney A. Smith

Philosophical Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 29, 2021

Blessing

This day may my thoughts bring blessing to all of life.
—Daniel McGill in Forty Nights

Practice . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 29, 2021

Buddhist Wisdom

Ancient trees, water, and wind join my hand
to bring light to this moment.
— Barbara Kipfer in 201 Little Buddhist Reminders

Jewish Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 15, 2021

Philosophical Wisdom

Each soul is unique and each soul has been wounded or lost in a unique way. Therefore each soul has to follow its own path of soul-healing and soul-making.
— Michael Grosso, American independent scholar and philosopher

Protestant Wisdom . . .

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About This Blog

Within all the spiritual traditions, short and sweet wisdom abounds: from mantras and blessings to 12-step slogans and proverbs, and more. As philosopher George Santayana once said: "To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired." In this blog, I will take up the quest for small seeds of spiritual wisdom, which can be found everywhere if we keep our eyes and ears open. More