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 . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 8, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

The real dance is when the soul takes God into its arms and you both fall
onto your knees in gratitude.
— St John of the Cross in Mala of the Heart edited by Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt

Jewish Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on January 1, 2021

Prayer

O God, help me to believe in the beginnings
and in my beginnings again,
no matter how often I've failed before.
—Ted Loder in Guerrillas of Grace

Spiritual Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 25, 2020

Literary Wisdom

Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh,
and the greatness that does not bow before children.
— Kahlil Gibran, essayist, novelist, poet

Everyday Spirituality . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 18, 2020

Literary Wisdom

An apology is the superglue of life.
It can repair just about anything.
— Lynn Johnson, author of young adult fiction

Prayer . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 11, 2020

Catholic Wisdom

Let me recognize in other men and women,
my God, the radiance of your own face.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit priest and paleontologist

Artistic Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on December 4, 2020

Movie Lines

"There are other forms of intelligence on Earth besides humans."
— Spock in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Psychological Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 27, 2020

Proverb

If one possesses contentment,
less or more wealth makes no difference.
-- Tibetan Proverb

Teacher Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 20, 2020

Hindu Wisdom

Keep on giving — your time, your energy, your talent, your resources.
Everything is a trust given to you to be used for the benefit of others.
— Eknath Easwaran, meditation teacher and interspirituality pioneer

Zen Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 13, 2020

Mantra

Always trust life.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit priest and paleontologist

Sufi 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