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 . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 24, 2021

Jewish Wisdom

Yes, this world is really a recycling plant. That is why it is filled with so much garbage. All the trash around us and within us is here for us to recycle into usable products -- lessons and realizations, growth and accomplishments.
— David Aaron in The Secret Life of God

Anglican Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 10, 2021

Literary Wisdom

Seymour once said that all we do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next. Is he never wrong?
― Buddy in Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by J. D. Salinger

Psychological Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 3, 2021

Breath Prayer

Breathing in: Old Wise One
Breathing out: What shall we make of this?

Proverb . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 27, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

Here, Now
God comes to visible expression
in each of us.
— Michael Moorwood in A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration

New Thought Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 13, 2021

Catholic Wisdom

The rosary is a bodily prayer, a prayer of touch.
Our hands touch God when our fingers touch the beads.
— Christine Lore Weber in Praying the Body and Soul by Jane Vennard

Native American Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on August 6, 2021

Native American Wisdom

On receiving a letter, I often pause before opening it and ask that I will be open to the one sending it and to any message God might be addressing to me.
— Jose Hobday in Stories of Awe and Abundance

Jewish Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 31, 2021

Spiritual Wisdom

Disease and healing are not just physiological processes. They are spiritual detonations.
— Marc Ian Barasch in The Healing Path

Jewish Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on July 23, 2021

Literary Wisdom

Life is uncharted territory.
It reveals its story one moment at a time.
— Leo Buscaglia, American author and motivational speaker

Catholic 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