Everyday Spirituality

I learned that God was an equal employment employer — that it was possible to experience the divine anywhere you were, anywhere you could see the sun or the moon rise or set, or burn through the fog.
— Anne Lamott in Grace (Eventually)


Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
— from "Sometimes," a poem by Mary Oliver in Red Bird

Catholic Wisdom

Blessed are you, our God,
who gives us wondrous luxuries like toilet paper,
which were unknown to kings and queens.
— Edward Hays in The Old Hermit's Almanac

Psychological Wisdom

The highest love a person can have for you is to wish you to evolve into the best person you can be.
— David Viscott, American psychiatrist and businessman

Buddhist Wisdom

You're not going to get to do today over.
— Sylvia Boorstein, Insight Meditation teacher

Movie Lines

Isn't there just as much "reality" to be perceived in the cigar store as there is on Mount Everest?
— Question posed by Wally in the 1981 movie My Dinner with Andre


Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest?

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