Teacher Wisdom

Seek always the blue moment. . . . It can happen any time or any place. It is a moment when you are truly alive to the world around you.
— Kent Nerburn in Letters to My Son

Anglican Wisdom

To create is always to learn, to begin over, to begin at zero. Part of the discipline of art as meditation is the discipline of struggling always from the beginning.
— Matthew Fox in Freeing the Creative Spirit by Adriana Diaz


Be humble, for you are made of the earth.
Be noble, for you are made of stars.
— Serbian Proverb

Christian Wisdom

Jesus gave us full vision. In his lifetime he astoundingly reconciled male and female, harmonizing all aspects of the human being. This terrified the religious leaders of his day, and still seems to terrify many people.
— Thomas Moore

Literary Wisdom

Touch the earth and listen to the rocks for they remember. They know and remember all that has come to pass here.
— Lee Henderson in Honoring the Earth by Elias Amidon and, Elizabeth Roberts

Activism Wisdom

Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.
— Starhawk, American author, activist, and ecofeminist

Spiritual Wisdom

Every life needs an altar. It may be in a church or quiet nook. It may be a moment in the day, or a mood of the heart . . . but somewhere the spiritual life must have its altar. From there, life gains its poise and direction.
— Esther B. York in The Temple in the House by Anthony Lawlor

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