Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 20, 2020

Hindu Wisdom

Keep on giving — your time, your energy, your talent, your resources.
Everything is a trust given to you to be used for the benefit of others.
— Eknath Easwaran, meditation teacher and interspirituality pioneer

Zen Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 13, 2020

Mantra

Always trust life.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Jesuit priest and paleontologist

Sufi Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on November 6, 2020

Catholic Wisdom

The great, gashed, half-naked mountain is another of God's saints. There is no other like him. He is alone in his own character; nothing else in the world ever did or ever will imitate God in quite the same way. That is his sanctity.
— Thomas Merton in New Seeds of Contemplation

Political Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 30, 2020

Teacher Wisdom

"Stands must be taken. If I am to respect myself I have to search myself for what I believe is right and take a stand on what I find. Otherwise I have not gathered together what I have been given; I have not embraced what I have learned; I lack my own conviction."
— Hugh Prather in Love and Courage

Elder Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 23, 2020

Zen Wisdom

Try to be a good audience for whatever kind of experience reveals itself to you.
— Gary Thorp in Sweeping Changes

Mystic Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 16, 2020

Political Wisdom

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
— Shirley Chisholm, American politician, U.S. Representative

Literary Wisdom . . .

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 9, 2020

Mystic Wisdom

It only takes a moment for God to enrich you.
— Thomas Keating in Active Meditations for Contemplative Prayer

Journalist Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on October 2, 2020

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)

Poetry

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 18, 2020

Nature Wisdom

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

World Wisdom

Life is the gift of nature, but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom.
— Ancient Greek adage

Psychological Wisdom

Posted by Frederic Brussat on September 11, 2020

Music Lyrics

We got sunshine in the music
Music keeps me full of love.
— "Sunshine in the Music" by Jimmy Cliff

Transformational Wisdom

I do not like that man.
I need to get to know him better.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Humor . . .

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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