Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 18, 2020

Nature Wisdom

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

World Wisdom

Life is the gift of nature, but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom.
— Ancient Greek adage

Psychological Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 11, 2020

Music Lyrics

We got sunshine in the music
Music keeps me full of love.
— "Sunshine in the Music" by Jimmy Cliff

Transformational Wisdom

I do not like that man.
I need to get to know him better.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Humor . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 4, 2020

Jain Wisdom

We can make the sorrow and suffering into a compost out of which the roses of joy can grow.
— Satish Kumar in The Way of Wisdom

Tibetan Wisdom

Peaceful living is about trusting those on whom we depend and caring for those who depend on us.
— His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a 1977 speech at the "Forum 2000" Conference in Prague

Little Spirituality . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 28, 2020

Protestant Wisdom

Love alone is what shows you the face of God. It's what offers you a home in the universe. It's what makes the stars shine,
-- Belden C. Lane, Presbyterian minister and writer on the spirituality of place

Jewish Wisdom

You can find some wisdom even in debauchery and foolishness.
-- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Hasidic spiritual master

Song

Song . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 21, 2020

Blessing

Blessed be the people we carry in our blood.
Blessed be the places we carry in our bones.
May our living make a way for those who come after
a path of blessing, a path of beauty.
— Jan L. Richardson In the Sanctuary of Women

Protestant Wisdom

No matter where they are — either here or in heaven — imagine how pleased those people must be to know that you thought of them right now.
— Fred Roger, television host and Presbyterian minister

Spiritual Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 14, 2020

Christian Wisdom

"Help" is a prayer that is always answered. It doesn't matter how you pray -- with your head bowed in silence, crying out in grief, or dancing. Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors.
— Anne Lamott in Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Self-Help Wisdom

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.
— Maxwell Maltz, American surgeon

Buddhist Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 7, 2020

Proverb

God is a busy worker but loves to be helped.
— Basque Proverb

Native American Wisdom

Any persons whom you have ever met, even if you have just exchanged a
glance on a bus, have become part of your being and consequently you are, in some sense, responsible for them. You carry them in your heart.
— Native American Saying in Grace in Action by Richard Rohr and Others

Catholic Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 31, 2020

Mantra

Think distant.
— Zen saying

Proverb

Each day is a messenger of God.
— Russian Proverb

Blessing . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 24, 2020

Humanitarian Wisdom

Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them.
— Albert Schweitzer, physician and theologian

Protestant Wisdom

Be not proud of race, face, place or grace.
— Samuel Rutherford, 17th century Presbyterian theologian

Slogan: Analysis is paralysis . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 17, 2020

Teacher Wisdom

Sabbath is an incubator for wisdom. When we allow the rush and pressure of our days to fall away, even for a short time, we are more able to discern the essential truth of what lies before us.
— Wayne Muller in Sabbath

Sufi Wisdom

Sufis, in sweet acts of hospitality and courtesy, spray rosewater on the wrists of guests when they depart so the fragrance of love lingers on the flesh.
— Frederic Brussat

Movie Lines . . .

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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