Proverb

Doing little things well enables one to do big things better.
— saying on old postcard

Saint Wisdom

There is no creation that does not have a radiance. Be it greenness or seed. Blossom or beauty. It could not be creation without it.
— Hildegard of Bingen quoted in Wrestling with the Prophets by Matthew Fox

Literary Wisdom

I try to write prose psalms which praise the divine beauty of the natural world.
— Edward Abbey, American author and environmental activist

Spiritual Wisdom

The power of silence is the power to slow things down, to give us a chance to reflect what is happening, to listen to the collective wisdom, and to be present.
— Kay Lindahl in The Sacred Art of Listening

Catholic Wisdom

Wisdom, after all, is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling. If you travel too fast, you will miss the scenery.
— Anthony de Mello in The Heart of the Enlightened

New Thought Wisdom

This is an all-hands-on-deck kind of moment on earth. . . . This is the time, and we are the people. Rehearsal is over.
— Marianne Williamson in The Gift of Change

Practice

Close your eyes, relax, notice your breathing, center yourself, quiet your mind, feel the silence around you, let it come within you, and start listening attentively. Maybe you hear the birds outside or the breeze in the trees. Maybe you hear the rain falling on the roof. Maybe you hear your own breath. But as you listen attentively and spend quality time listening deeply, you will over time hear God speak personally to your heart. You will hear the words of peace.
— John Dear in Living Peace


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