Posted by Frederic Brussat on June 4, 2021

Literary Wisdom

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars: you have a right to be here.
— Max Ehrmann, American writer and poet

Educator's Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on May 21, 2021

African-American Wisdom

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
-- Maya Angelou, African-American poet, writer, and civil rights activist

Anglican Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on May 7, 2021

Jewish Wisdom

Seek opportunities to give gifts to those whom you want to love more -- gifts of money, objects, time, caring attention, and the like.
— Alan Morinis in Every Day, Holy Day

Musician Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on April 30, 2021

African Wisdom

Proverbs are a mirror in which a community can look at itself and a stage on which to expose itself to others.
— Patrick A. Kililombe in Towards an African Narrative Theology

Buddhist Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on April 23, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

Each morning as you leave home for your place of employment, make sure that your real occupation is your preoccupation with experiencing God. Be engrossed in God no matter what work you are doing or whom your co-workers are.
— Edward Hays in The Ladder

Gatha . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on April 16, 2021

Zen Wisdom

Zen people often talk about "accepting the moment as it is." That's okay, but what we like even better is "caring for the moment" with the same lavish tenderness you'd bestow on a newborn.
— Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger in Grassroots Zen

Catholic Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on April 9, 2021

Quaker Wisdom

The spiritual life is about becoming more at home in your own skin.
— Parker Palmer, Founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal

Spiritual Wisdom . . .

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 March 26, 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 12, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

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

Movie Lines . .


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

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