Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 7, 2022

Unitarian Wisdom

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.
A happiness weapon. A Beauty Bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. . . . Floating down to earth, boxes of Crayolas. . . . And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.
— Robert Fulghum in All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Literary Wisdom  . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 24, 2021

Artistic Wisdom

Inspiration is a flash of fire in the human soul. . . . Honor it at all costs.
— Phil Cousineau in Stoking the Creative Fires

12-Step Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 10, 2021

Literary Wisdom

Variety is the pledge that matter makes to living things.
— Diane Ackerman in Deep Play

Journalist Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 26, 2021

Scientific Wisdom

I like to think of nature as an unlimited radio station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
-- George Washington Carver quoted in Rummaging for God

Buddhist Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 19, 2021

Spiritual Wisdom

The Divine, holding out a hand like a lover or an old friend, eyes expectantly on us, utters five golden words: May I have this dance?
— Cynthia Winton-Henry in Dance — The Sacred Art

Movie Lines . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 8, 2021

Zen Wisdom

Buckle up and drive safely.
Arrive and give thanks.
That is Zen.
— Philip Toshio Sudo in Zen 24/7

Jewish Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 29, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

Relationships with those we love in this life do not end. Those we love in time and space continue to love us after they make the transition to that better life we call "eternal."
-- Mitch Finley in Whispers of God's Love

Zen Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 22, 2021

Movie Line

Why is this happening?
-- Tilley in Tin Men

Zen Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 15, 2021

Mystical Wisdom

A mystic is a person who sees the facts as inadequate.
— Madeleine L'Engle in Suncatcher by Carole Chase

Catholic Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 8, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

Spiritual sensitivity heightens when we know how to see, touch, and taste the physical world with exquisite reverence and contemplative discipline.
—Tessa Bielecki in Holy Daring

Native American 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