Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 15, 2019


Each of us must ask ourselves one question: What am I doing to increase the sum of hope in the world?
— Arthur Burns quoted in Hope Notes by R. Wayne Willis

Mystic Wisdom

If you want to know the Friend,
don't expect elegant arguments!
Demand a blessing from one who gives you joy.
— Hafiz in The Illuminated Hafiz

Little Spirituality . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 8, 2019


If changes are to come
there are things
that must be done
And a song is somewhere to begin.
— "Somewhere to Begin" by T. R. Ritchie, sung by Sara Thomsen

Artistic Wisdom

Flowers grow out of dark moments.
Sister Mary Corita Kent, American pop artist

Poetry . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 1, 2019

Literary Wisdom

All for one and one for all.
— Alexandre Dumas in The Three Musketeers


In times of joy or sorrow,
blessed be my tears,
the holy prayers of my heart.
— Edward Hays in Pray All Ways

Practice ...

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 1, 2019

This blog grows from seeds planted by poet Mark Nepo, when he called Mary Ann and me "wisdom keepers" who are curating and interpreting the wisdom of humankind. After 50 years of reviewing and collecting spiritual resources, we have created at Spirituality & Practice a "wisdom archive" which now consists of more than 40,000 pages of content.

During this time, we have focused mainly on long forms . . .


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